Oblivion runs approximately two hours, which includes one intermission.

Synopsis

Uber-hip Brooklynites Pam and Dixon take great pride in their progressive approach to parenting. But when their 17-year-old daughter, Julie, repeatedly lies about where she spent the weekend, their cool, high-brow fa├žade crashes and burns. Carly Mensch's Oblivion takes a wry look at Nietzsche, famed film critic Pauline Kael and what it means to fight for the things you love. Carly Mensch is currently a story editor on the Showtime series Weeds. Other plays include Now Circa Then, All Hail Hurricane Gordo and Len, Asleep in Vinyl. She has developed work at The Kennedy Center, Marin Theatre Company, New York Stage & Film, Center Theatre Group and Ars Nova, where she was the 2008 Playwright-in-Residence, as well as a founding member of Play Group. Oblivion is part of the 7th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work -- The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust is the Production Sponsor of the First Look Repertory of New Work.

Content Advisory

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.

Watch & Listen

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Program Articles

Hello First Look Audiences!

Welcome from Artistic Producer Rebecca Rugg

Oblivion: Playwright and Director in Conversation

A conversation between director Matt Miller and playwright Carly Mensch

Content Advisory

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.
Oblivion runs approximately two hours, which includes one intermission.