Bridget Carpenter's Bittersweet Up at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
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The last date listed for Up was Sunday August 23, 2009 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $55.00 - $78.00
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- $22.00 - $31.20
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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Jim HeneghanRed Velvet
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I found this play bittersweet and poignant. It is not a comic drama but a play about philosophical life choices and how they impact not just our lives but our personal sense of self. It is a profound play about life, relationships, trust, conenctions and the importance of family and how they both fashion and form the facade we hold on to throughout our lives. It is well acted, beautifully staged and the moments of flight balance the painful life moments which the main character encounters.
Written by Bridget Carpenter
Directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro
Bridget Carpenter is an award-winning playwright whose works have been produced at theaters across the country including Arena Stage, Lincoln Center and the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Anna D. Shapiro won a 2008 Tony® Award for her direction of Steppenwolf’s critically-acclaimed play August: Osage County, which transferred to Broadway and London after a sold-out run in Chicago.
The design team for Up includes: Dan Ostling (sets), Mara Blumenfeld (costumes), Ann G. Wrightson (lights) Richard Woodbury (sound) and David Singer (composition). Laura D. Glenn is the Stage Manager and Deb Styer is the Assistant Stage Manager.