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.
Currently at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $61.00 - $86.00
- Our Price:
- $30.50 - $43.00
Partner swapping goes awry in The Qualms, the new comedy by Pulitzer-winning playwright Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park). In this darkly funny world premiere from Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Tony-winning director Pam MacKinnon, a group of friends gathers at a beachside apartment complex for their regular evening of food, drink, drugs and sex. But when a new couple joins the party, the freewheeling night devolves into a territorial battle over mating privileges. Often compared to Edward Albee for his witty examinations of the American psyche, Norris is one of two playwrights (the other being David Mamet) to win a Pulitzer, Tony and Olivier Award for a single play. In The Qualms, he delves into the eternal struggle for power and status. 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.