ABOUT THIS SHOw
A heartbreaking comedy about coming home to find yourself
Ensemble Member Laurie Metcalf comes home to Steppenwolf to star in Little Bear Ridge Road, a comic, cosmic and intimate world premiere, penned by MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.
In the outer limits of rural Idaho, the last two members of the Fernsby family tree, an estranged aunt and nephew, reunite to sort the mess left behind after a troubled father's passing. They now face an uncomfortable and universal question: how do we deal with other people? And is connection more trouble than it’s worth? As their relationship begins anew, the two reluctant Fernsby's—separated by age and experience—start to understand the joys and perils of letting someone else into your own story, even if only for a moment.
Little Bear Ridge Road will be performed in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater.
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Cast & Artists
- Playwright Samuel D. Hunter
- Director Joe Mantello
- Scenic Design Scott Pask
- Costume Design Jessica Pabst
- Lighting Design Heather Gilbert
- Sound Design Mikhail Fiksel
- Dramaturg John Baker
- Creative Producer Patrick Zakem
- Producing Director Tom Pearl
- Casting JC Clementz
- Production Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn
- Assistant Stage Manager Jaclynn Joslin
Welcome to our Ensemble
Steppenwolf prides itself on being one of the premiere ensemble theaters in America. Being in an ensemble means being open to perspectives that differ from our own, being willing to allow multiple truths to exist and, perhaps most importantly, being open to change.