Highly Recommended Theater: LITTLE BEAR RIDGE ROAD (Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago)

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by Tony Frankel on February 5, 2024

in Theater-Chicago

World premiere of Little Bear Ridge Road
by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Joe Mantello

The Cast: Laurie Metcalf, Micah Stock, John Drea and Meighan Gerachis.

June 13 – July 21, 2024 in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater

Steppenwolf, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is bringing  to Chicago the world premiere of Little Bear Ridge Road, a comic, cosmic and intimate drama by MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale, A Bright New Boise), directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (WickedAirline Highway).

Laurie Metcalf (DetroitThree Tall Women – Tony Award) comes home to Steppenwolf, joined by John Drea (Steppenwolf debut), Meighan Gerachis (POTUSDomesticated) and Micah Stock (Steppenwolf debut, It’s Only A Play – Tony Award nomination).

In the outer limits of rural Idaho, the last two members of the Fernsby family tree, an estranged aunt and nephew, reunite to sort the mess left behind after a troubled father’s passing. They now face an uncomfortable and universal question: how do we deal with other people? And is connection more trouble than it’s worth? As their relationship begins anew, the two reluctant Fernsby’s – separated by age and experience – start to understand the joys and perils of letting someone else into your own story, even if only for a moment.

The creative team includes Scott Pask (Scenic Design), Jessica Pabst (Costume Design), Heather Gilbert (Lighting Design), Mikhail Fiksel (Sound Design), Patrick Zakem (Creative Producer), Tom Pearl (Producing Director), JC Clementz, CSA (Casting), Laura D. Glenn (Production Stage Manager) and Jaclynn Joslin (Assistant Stage Manager). For full cast and creative team bios, click here.

Little Bear Ridge Road
Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted St.
June 13 – July 21, 2024 (press opening June 23)
Tues-Fri at 7:30; Sat at 3 & 7:30; Sun at 3
(dark June 18, July 4, 10 (evening only) & 16)
for tickets (beginning at $20) call 312.335.1650 or visit Steppenwolf

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