NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis is to star in the Classic Stage Company’s fall production of Dead Poets Society.
“At a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity and to live passionately,” the company said on its website. “Academy Award-winner Tom Schulman adapts his own screenplay for this much-anticipated production.”
The off-Broadway play will be directed by John Doyle. It is scheduled to run Oct. 27 through Dec. 11.
Like Williams did, Sudeikis started out as a comic actor, then transitioned to more dramatic roles. Sudeikis’ credits include the films Race and The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.