Synopsis

A WORLD PREMIERE from the author of Take Me Out and The Violet Hour.

"Each time Steppenwolf tackles a work by Richard Greenberg, the results are extraordinary."
-New City

"Greenberg's particular brand of warped realism is a splendid match for the darting directing style of Terry Kinney."
-Chicago Tribune on The Violet Hour

"Anyone who saw Three Days of Rain knows how adept Greenberg is at crafting compelling characters and how well the folks at Steppenwolf are at bringing them to life."
-New City

Watch & Listen

  1. The Well-Appointed Room

    The Well-Appointed Room

Cast & Artists

The Artists

  • Author: Richard Greenberg
  • Directed by: ensemble member Terry Kinney
  • Scenic Design: Robert Brill
  • Costume Design: Laura Bauer
  • Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
  • Sound Design: Michael Bodeen, Rob Milburn
  • Stage Manager: Robert H. Satterlee
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Michelle Medvin
    Projection Designer: Sage Marie Carter
    Casting Director: Erica Daniels
    Assistant Set Designers: Dustin O’Neill, Nick Vaughn
    Assistant Lighting Designers: Gina Patterson, Caleb Wertenbaker
    Scenic Charge Artist: Scott Gerwitz
    Painter: Julie Ruscetti
    Carpentry: Sam Cloud
    Stage Management Apprentice: Rose Packer
    Wig Maintenance: Kaity Licina

The Cast

Featured Ensemble Members

Reviews

"Keeps the head spinning and twisting and the mind objecting, and the spirit, strangely, even desperately, engaged."
-Chicago Tribune

“Greenberg’s beguiling new tragicomic puzzle is the play of the moment.”
-TimeOut Chicago

“Finds the edge right where the blade really cuts in modern life.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Terry Kinney’s careful staging never misses a trick or truth.”
Chicago Free Press

“First–rate actors who shoot their endless supply of poison-tipped arrows with precision.”
-Chicago Sun-Times

“The performances in both plays are excellent… Director Terry Kinney seems to have gotten just what he wanted out of his talented ensemble… the acting never disappoints.”
-Copley News

Program Articles

Richard Greenberg: The Mind Lighting The Well-Appointed Room


To experience a play by Richard Greenberg – whose past Steppenwolf productions include Three Days of Rain, The Dazzle, The Violet Hour and About Face’s Take Me Out – is to question our very notions of the past, present and future.

A Letter from the Artistic Director on The Well-Appointed Room


Artistic Director Martha Lavey introduces The Well-Appointed Room, the fifth Richard Greenberg play to be produced at Steppenwolf.

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.

Richard Greenberg: The Mind Lighting The Well-Appointed Room


To experience a play by Richard Greenberg – whose past Steppenwolf productions include Three Days of Rain, The Dazzle, The Violet Hour and About Face’s Take Me Out – is to question our very notions of the past, present and future.

A Letter from the Artistic Director on The Well-Appointed Room


Artistic Director Martha Lavey introduces The Well-Appointed Room, the fifth Richard Greenberg play to be produced at Steppenwolf.

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