Maturing can be very painful. Especially when you do it in front of other people.
About this show
World Premiere from Tracy Letts, award winning playwright of August: Osage County
Wheeler is 50. His marriage is over, his job is mundane, and the best years of his life appear to be behind him. A move from the cot in his ex-wife’s garage to his own apartment opens up new possibilities for love and sex—complicated, painful and hilarious. Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be.
Tracy Letts is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright, actor and member of the Steppenwolf ensemble. His works include August: Osage County, Mary Page Marlowe, Superior Donuts, Man from Nebraska, Killer Joe and Bug, among others. He is also known for his portrayal of Andrew Lockhart in Showtime's Homeland and can be seen in The Big Short and HBO’s Divorce.
Steppenwolf's production of LINDA VISTA received its Los Angeles premiere at Center Theatre Group in the Mark Taper Forum in February 2019. Directed by Dexter Bullard, who also directed the world premiere at Steppenwolf, the production featured Steppenwolf ensemble members Ian Barford, Tim Hopper, Sally Murphy and Caroline Neff with Chantal Thuy, Cora Vander Broek and Troy West.
Linda Vista includes nudity and frank depictions of sex. May not be suitable for people under 18. If you have any additional 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.
March 30 - April 8, 2017
Sunday, April 30 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20 at 3pm
Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, May 21 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm
Cast & Artists
- Author Tracy Letts
- Director Dexter Bullard
- Scenic Design Todd Rosenthal
- Costume Design Laura Bauer
- Lighting Design Marcus Doshi
- Sound Design Richard Woodbury
- Company Vocal Coach Gigi Buffington
- Dramaturg Ed Sobel
- Artistic Producer Aaron Carter
- Casting JC Clementz
- Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg
- Assistant Stage Manager Elise Hausken
Watch & Listen
“★★★1/2 (out of 4) … Linda Vista is very much a classic Steppenwolf kind of show—funny, edgy, smart—I don't doubt it will be a hit, and so it deserves to be”
– Chicago Tribune
“A male midlife crisis tragicomedy of epic proportions”
–Chicago Sun Times
"Smart, very funny, hugely entertaining play"
"Might just be Mr. Letts's best play yet"
–Wall Street Journal