Here Are Steppenwolf’s Four Most Exciting New Plays

These upcoming productions, on Steppenwolf’s schedule through next summer, bring well-known names and new material to Chicago.


Tarell Alvin McCraney


Through June 9
The world premiere of Head of Passes, a family drama set in Mississippi, by hot young playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (Brother/Sister Plays). “He’s gifted,” says Lavey.

 

Kate Arrington

June 27 to August 25
The Chicago premiere of Belleville, Amy Herzog’s critically acclaimed 2011 play about a marriage in crisis, which won critical praise in New York earlier this year. It features ensemble members Kate Arrington (Detroit) and Alana Arenas (Good People).

 

Joan Allen

September 12 to November 10
The American premiere of The Wheel, a wartime story by British playwright Zinnie Harris that debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. Three-time Oscar nominee Joan Allen (Nixon) stars; Tina Landau (Superior Donuts, Brother/Sister Plays) directs.

 

Bruce Norris

July 3 to August 31, 2014
The world premiere of modern-day mating play The Qualms, by Lavey’s old Northwestern classmate Bruce Norris. His drama Clybourne Park, which was produced at Steppenwolf in 2011, won a Tony and a Pulitzer.
 

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