SynopsisArthur Pryzbyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. Steppenwolf concludes the season with acclaimed ensemble member Tracy Letts' provocative world premiere comedy about the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. Ensemble member Tracy Letts is the author of Man from Nebraska, which was produced at Steppenwolf in 2003 and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize; Killer Joe, which has been produced in Chicago, London and New York; and Bug, which has played in New York, Chicago and London. His play August: Osage County debuted at Steppenwolf in July 2007. In addition, Letts won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for August: Osage County.
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Cast & Artists
- Lighting Design: Chris Akerlind
- Scenic Design: Loy Arcenas
- Original Music: Michael Bodeen
- Sound Design: Michael Bodeen
- Stage Manager: Laura D. Glenn
- Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren V. Hickman
- Costume Design: Ana Kuzmanic
- Directed by: ensemble member Tina Landau
- Author:ensemble member Tracy Letts
- Original Music: Rob Milburn
- Sound Design: Rob Milburn
- Dramaturg: Ed Sobel
- Fight Choreographer: Chuck Coyle
Martha Lavey and Tracy Letts discuss the creative writing process.
Ensemble member Fran Guinan talks August, London and Art.
Artistic Director Martha Lavey discusses Tracy Lett's new play
Various Ensemble Members Discuss Lost Chicago Treasures
Artistic Apprentice Michael Vinson explores the evolution of Uptown.