Playwright Tracy Letts has devised a blood ritual rooted in the farcical manifestations of local government and parliamentary procedure.
“Suddenly people realized I understood the vocabulary of big spaces,” David Zinn recalls. “So breaking into set design wasn’t possible until it was.”
The memorial will take place starting at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted.
This is also a jarringly uneven play that tries too hard to be hip and often ends up undercutting the very meaningful notions it is meant to explore.
Make way for Martha Lavey Way. A section of North Halsted Street where Steppenwolf stands will be renamed in the artistic director’s honor.
The lineup will also inaugurate the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, dubbed “Destinos.”
Taylor Mac’s play receives one of those take-no-prisoners, anything goes Steppenwolf productions.
EDITORIAL: Throughout her career, Hedy Weiss has been a champion of shows that deal with thorny issues of race.
The playwright’s final scenes further rob the play of its potential impact.
Davis will appear in “You Got Older” next season at Steppenwolf, according to today’s announcement.
Lavey oversaw the production of hundreds of plays, and transferred dozens of Steppenwolf productions to Broadway and abroad.