SynopsisIn a posh home in a small town in Africa, a wealthy American entrepreneur, flamboyant government representative, young Christian missionary and his girlfriend meet by accident. When one of them goes missing, they are forced to confront their benevolent notions of themselves and the realities of the world. The result is a stunning comedic effect: hilarious characters with something vital to say.
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Cast & Artists
- Author:ensemble member Bruce Norris
- Directed by: ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro
- Sound Design: Michael Bodeen
- Lighting Design: J.R. Lederle
- Sound Design: Rob Milburn
- Scenic Design: Todd Rosenthal
- Stage Manager: Robert H. Satterlee
- Costume Design: James Schuette
- Dramaturg: Ed Sobel
- Assistant Stage Manager: Michelle Medvin
Featured Ensemble Members
"Takes no prisoners. Very clever, very funny!" -Chicago Tribune
"The acting is first rate: blisteringly funny, beyond brilliant!" –Chicago Sun Times
"Norris is much more than a talented playwright, he’s an important one." -Time Out Chicago
"Fine and funny, memorable for its incisive comic commentary" –Variety
"Undeniably witty and polished!" –New City
"Riveting...Exceptional acting and stellar production values" –Daily Herald
On the Steppenwolf Blog, playwright Bruce Norris shares his experience of traveling to Africa in conjunction with his play The Unmentionables, running June 29–August 27, 2006. What follows are excerpts from Norris’ travelogue.
Artistic Director Martha Lavey discusses Bruce Norris' new play, The Unmentionables.
Morton and Shapiro on Bruce Norris, whose play The Unmentionables runs in the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, June 29 – August 27, 2006.
Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's Artistic Director, reflects on the theatre's thirty years of growth and the process behind presenting a groundbreaking anniversary season.