Synopsis

The Hotel Baltimore used to be the swankiest place in town - now it has a date with the wrecking ball. Eviction notices just went out to its residents, who live on the fringes of society and call the seedy hotel home. This acclaimed play from the author of Balm in Gilead is filled with everyday humanity - unexpectedly intimate and moving. Helmed by visionary director Tina Landau, The Hot L Baltimore reveals the private lives of an unconventional community about to be turned inside out.

Watch & Listen

  1. EXPLORE: The World of The Hot L Baltimore

    EXPLORE: The World of The Hot L Baltimore

  2. Hot L Baltimore Audience Response

    Hot L Baltimore Audience Response

  3. The Scene: Hot L Baltimore

    The Scene: Hot L Baltimore

  4. Tina Landau Directs Hot L Baltimore

    Tina Landau Directs Hot L Baltimore

  5. Hot L Baltimore in Production

    Hot L Baltimore in Production

  6. Hot L Baltimore in Rehearsal

    Hot L Baltimore in Rehearsal

  7. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf's 2010-2011 Season Theme

Cast & Artists

The Artists

The Cast

Reviews

This ensemble of actors comes replete with formidable firepower.
-Chicago Tribune

Exemplary ensemble work…the acting delivers stirring emotional turns.
-Newcity

The intimacy and richly textured acting by this committed cast makes for a wonderful theatrical event.
-Chicago Critic

A grand scale Steppenwolf revival.
-Chicago Sun Times

The cast is superb— a must see.
-Daily Herald

Some of the most affective acting I’ve ever seen in theater - this is a top-notch production
-Gapers Block

Program Articles

How Lanford Wilson Finds the Poetry in Everyday Life

A discussion with Director Tina Landau and Steppenwolf Co-Founder Terry Kinney, who appeared in Steppenwolf’s pivotal 1980 production of Wilson’s Balm in Gilead, which later transferred to New York.

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Content Advisory

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