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 MarloweSuperior 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.

Steppenwolf's production of LINDA VISTA opens on Broadway this fall with ensemble members Ian Barford, Jim True-Frost, Sally Murphy and Caroline Neff. The production runs September 9 – November 10, 2019 at 2nd Stage’s Hayes Theater. Tickets and info at 2st.com

Content Advisory

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.

Running Time

2 hours 45 min including 1 15-minute intermission

Due to the high volume and wide breadth of work we present, we are often not able to proactively offer content advisories for individual performances. However, if you have specific concerns about stage effects (such as strobe lights or fog/haze) that might have a bearing on comfort or well-being, or if you would like to know more about the age appropriateness of the performance, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Special Performances

Preview Performances:
March 30 - April 8, 2017

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, April 30 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
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

The Artists

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Reviews

“★★★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"
–Daily Herald

"Might just be Mr. Letts's best play yet"
Wall Street Journal

Running Time

2 hours 45 min including 1 15-minute intermission

Content Advisory

Due to the high volume and wide breadth of work we present, we are often not able to proactively offer content advisories for individual performances. However, if you have specific concerns about stage effects (such as strobe lights or fog/haze) that might have a bearing on comfort or well-being, or if you would like to know more about the age appropriateness of the performance, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Special Performances

Preview Performances:
March 30 - April 8, 2017

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, April 30 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Saturday, May 20 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, May 21 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm

Maturing can be very painful. Especially when you do it in front of other people.

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