First of all we have to decide who's in charge. And I should be in charge because I'm a prefect. Otherwise we'll all end up like a lot of savages.


A plane wreck strands a group of English boys on a deserted island during wartime. As they slowly explore their new-found freedom, what starts out as fun and games turns into a vicious battle for power when the boys split into two opposing tribes: one that strives for civility and another that delights in savage violence. The competition escalates into a dangerous, frightening climax, as this thrilling classic looks into the darker parts of human nature where it’s civilization vs. savagery and the mob vs. morality.

Watch & Listen

  1. <em>LORD OF THE FLIES</em> Capture the Flag

    LORD OF THE FLIES Capture the Flag

  2. <i>LORD OF THE FLIES</i> in Production

    LORD OF THE FLIES in Production

  3. <i>LORD OF THE FLIES</i> in Rehearsal

    LORD OF THE FLIES in Rehearsal

  4. SYA 2013/14 Season

    SYA 2013/14 Season

Cast & Artists

The Artists

  • Adapted by: Nigel Williams
  • Directed by: Halena Kays
  • Scenic Design: Lizzie Bracken
  • Costume Design: Alison Siple
  • Lighting Design: J.R. Lederle
  • Sound and Projection Design: Mike Tutaj
    Dramaturg: Frances Limoncelli
    Fight Coordinator: Ryan Bourque
    Movement: Leah Urzendowski
    Dialect: Eva Breneman
    Understudies: Brendan Meyer, Christopher Borek, Rashaad Hall, Kevin Matthew Reyes, Eric Staves and Theo Tougne

The Cast

  • William Burke
  • Spencer Curnutt
  • Lane Flores
  • Rudy Galvan
  • Ryan Heindl
  • Cale Manning
  • Brendan Meyer
  • Lance Newton
  • Ty Olwin
  • Kevin Quinn
  • Adam Shalzi
  • Dan Smeriglio

Program Articles

Welcome to Lord of the Flies

Letter from Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon

Looking at “Evil” in Lord of the Flies: When Good Boys do Bad Things

A conversation on good and evil by Education and Community Programs Coordinator Lauren Sivak

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Running Time

Content Advisory

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Additional Information

Age Recommendation: 7th grade+ (or 12+)

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Student Performances
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Target 2-for-1 Sunday Matinees
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American Sign Language-Interpreted
Saturday, November 2 at 3pm

Open Captioning
Saturday, November 9 at 3pm

Audio Description and Touch Tour
Saturday, October 26
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Curtain: 3pm

Related Events

2013/14 SYA Season


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