Steppenwolf's Detroit, a New Comedy About the Hazards of Befriending the Neighbors
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The modern-day American dream comes under the microscope in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West. In a California town that's seen better days, a woman shares tales of death-defying pioneer crossings with her two squabbling adult daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. This hilarious and heartbreaking play about today's American family explores the mixed blessing of our great frontier spirit, which has fueled both self-delusion and survival. Fresh off her Tony nomination for Steppenwolf's Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Amy Morton directs. Learn More
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A provacative theater experience. Just as their house is falling apart, the fragile veneer of an American couple is peeling away too. Do they have what it takes to survive the deception and economic set backs they face? Do any of us? I laughed a lot and I went home wondering.
Be prepared for strong language. Be prepared that the play does not give answers to its questions.
Directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton
_Detroit _features an ensemble cast that includes Kevin Anderson, Kate Arrington, Ian Barford, Robert Breuler and Laurie Metcalf.
_Detroit _was developed as part of Steppenwolf’s New Plays Initiative. Steppenwolf is recognized as a national leader in the development and production of new work for the American canon. Through this initiative, the company maintains ongoing relationships with writers of international prominence and rigorously discovers and supports the work of early and mid-career playwrights.