Don DeLillo's Love-Lies-Bleeding at the Steppenwolf Theatre
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The last date listed for Love-Lies-Bleeding was Sunday April 30, 2006 / 3:00pm.
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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
Quotes & Highlights
“Brilliant… a metaphor for love and death, wonder and waiting, blessing and breath…” —Harpers
By Don DeLillo
Directed by ensemble member Amy Morton
Featuring ensemble member Martha Lavey with Louis Cancelmi, John Heard, Larry Kucharik and Penelope Walker
Love-Lies-Bleeding focuses on the last years of a free-spirited artist, now left invalid after a second stroke. His estranged son, wife and ex-wife struggle over the ultimate question: how do they let him die with dignity? As DeLillo masterfully tackles the ethics of their decision, he amplifies what it truly means to be alive.
Steppenwolf continues collaboration with one of America’s foremost writers: Don DeLillo. The Love-Lies-Bleeding playwright is widely recognized as one of the most distinctive and innovative writers of our time. Among his acclaimed novels are Americana, White Noise, Libra, Mao II and Underworld. Steppenwolf Theatre Company produced DeLillo’s novel Libra, adapted and directed by ensemble member John Malkovich in 1994, and play Valparaiso, directed by ensemble member Frank Galati in 2000.
Mingle and enjoy complimentary wine at our opening celebration parties in the Upstairs Lounge, beautifully decorated by Larkspur Florist. Parties begin an hour before all shows through May 6.