Synopsis

Jeeter arrives in the Great Central Valley to the rusted trailer of his buddy Ben, a fellow Vietnam veteran. Their beer drinking is interrupted by the arrival of Jeeter’s new girlfriend, her crazy mother and a stranger from their shared past. This is a fierce, funny American story by Steven Dietz, one of the country’s most widely-produced playwrights.

Cast & Artists

The Artists

  • Author: Steven Dietz
  • Directed by: ensemble member Rick Snyder
  • Scenic Design: Todd Rosenthal
  • Costume Design: Janice Pytel
  • Lighting Design: Ann Wrightson
  • Sound Design: Michael Bodeen, Rob Milburn
  • Stage Manager: Laura D. Glenn
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Deb Styer
    Casting Director: Erica Daniels
    Assistant Director: York Griffith
    Assistant Lighting Designer: Keith Parham
    Dramaturgical Assistants: Kate Evans, Tyler Greene, Greta Honold, Meghan McCarthy
    Run Crew: Scott Gerwitz, Julie Ruscitti
    Stage Management Apprentice: Rose Marie Packer

Featured Ensemble Members

Reviews

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…Blisteringly good…a master class in the art of acting.”
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

“ **** (out of 4) A Stellar Production.”
Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald

“Steven Dietz’s Last of the Boys most assuredly delivers…potent, moving and strangely wise…”
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Program Articles

Fidelity Investments Sponsors Last of the Boys


Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Fidelity Investments is a Premier Benefactor Sponsor of our 30th Anniversary Season and Presenting Sponsor of the season’s inaugural play Last of the Boys.

Director and Playwright Discuss Last of the Boys


Curt Columbus talks with ensemble member Rick Snyder and playwright Steven Dietz about the countercultural forces behind Last of the Boys.

Robert McNamara: A Vietnam Legend


According to autobiographical accounts, Robert McNamara’s earliest memories were of San Francisco streets exploding with joy, relief and hope for the future.

Last of the Boys: A right fit for Steppenwolf at 30.


Artistic Director Martha Lavey shares a handful of thoughts on the inaugural production of Steppenwolf's 30th Anniversary Season.

Welcome to the 30th Season at Steppenwolf


Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's Artistic Director, reflects on the theatre's thirty years of growth and the process behind presenting a groundbreaking anniversary season.

Director and Playwright Discuss Last of the Boys


Curt Columbus talks with ensemble member Rick Snyder and playwright Steven Dietz about the countercultural forces behind Last of the Boys.

Fidelity Investments Sponsors Last of the Boys


Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Fidelity Investments is a Premier Benefactor Sponsor of our 30th Anniversary Season and Presenting Sponsor of the season’s inaugural play Last of the Boys.

Robert McNamara: A Vietnam Legend


According to autobiographical accounts, Robert McNamara’s earliest memories were of San Francisco streets exploding with joy, relief and hope for the future.

Director and Playwright Discuss Last of the Boys


Curt Columbus talks with ensemble member Rick Snyder and playwright Steven Dietz about the countercultural forces behind Last of the Boys.

Fidelity Investments Sponsors Last of the Boys


Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Fidelity Investments is a Premier Benefactor Sponsor of our 30th Anniversary Season and Presenting Sponsor of the season’s inaugural play Last of the Boys.

Robert McNamara: A Vietnam Legend


According to autobiographical accounts, Robert McNamara’s earliest memories were of San Francisco streets exploding with joy, relief and hope for the future.

Last of the Boys: A right fit for Steppenwolf at 30.


Artistic Director Martha Lavey shares a handful of thoughts on the inaugural production of Steppenwolf's 30th Anniversary Season.

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