Casting has been announced for Steppenwolf Theatre’s world premiere production of Mona Mansour’s “The Way West.” The story of a modern-day California town that’s seen better days, it homes in on a “Mom who shares death-defying tales of pioneer crossings with her two squabbling adult daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through.”
Described as “an American family’s exploration of the mixed blessing of our great frontier spirit, which has fueled both self-delusion and survival,” the show is laced with original prairie songs. It will be directed by Amy Morton, and will feature Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey, as well as Ira Amyx, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O’Connell, Zoe Perry (daughter of actors Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Perry) and Gabe Ruiz.
“The Way West” will run April 3-June 8 in the Downstairs theater at 1650 N. Halsted. Tickets ($20-$78) are on sale now. Call (312) 335-1650 or visit www.steppenwolf.org.