SynopsisA married couple waits at the mall for their son to pick them up in their fancy new car. It is a perfect capitalist pastoral: springtime flower pots overflow, Mom munches a bag of peanuts and Dad cradles his new pet goldfish in a bag. But when their son fails to arrive, their lives are changed irrevocably.
FIRST LOOK REPERTORY OF NEW WORKFirst Look is an inaugural program featuring developmental productions of three new plays in rotating repertory (A Blameless Life, The Sparrow Project, and Men of Tortuga). Accompanying the performances is a series of readings, lectures and events regarding the development of new work.
Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
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Cast & Artists
- Dramaturg: Ann Filmer
- Author: Joel Drake Johnson
- Costume Design: Ana Kuzmanic
- Lighting Design: J.R. Lederle
- Scenic Design: Keith Pitts
- Directed by: ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro
- Stage Manager: Jonathan Templeton
- Sound Design: Martha Wegener
Featured Ensemble Members
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