On the best day of his life, Walter Griffin built a flying machine that reached the clouds. Ever since, he’s tried to recapture that authentic moment of feeling completely free. His son Mikey dreams of a different path to freedom: getting rich. And his wife Helen just dreams of a husband who will keep his feet on the ground. Up is a quirky, bittersweet tale about an American family trying to escape the boundaries of the everyday by harnessing the power of the imagination.
Bridget Carpenter is an award-winning playwright whose works have been produced at theatres across the country including Arena Stage, Lincoln Center, and the Humana Festival at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Anna D. Shapiro directed Steppenwolf’s critically acclaimed production of August: Osage County, currently playing on Broadway.
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Cast & Artists
Artistic Director Martha Lavey discusses the 2008-2009 Season of the Imagination
Artistic Director Martha Lavey reflects on the last play in our season of the imagination
His magnificent walk between the Twin Towers
Artistic Apprentice Hannah Kushnick explores the intersection of cluster ballooning and the American Dream