Steppenwolf's Detroit, a New Comedy About the Hazards of Befriending the Neighbors
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The last date listed for Detroit was Saturday October 30, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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When video games stop being games -- when the onscreen targets are real places and the "kills" are actual fatalities -- the effects are anything but virtual. In Leveling Up, the brilliant play by Deborah Zoe Laufer, three twenty-something roommates play video games holed up in a Las Vegas basement, cocksure masters of their digital domains. But when the National Security Agency comes calling, one of them is lured into using his considerable skills to launch actual drones and missiles. Suddenly online battles have real-world consequences. Directed by Hallie Gordon, Leveling Up typifies the theme for Steppenwolf for Young Adult's 2013-2014 season: "When the game turns deadly, how will you play?" 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.