Steep Theatre’s 16/17 Season Features a Chicago Playwright

Steep Theatre’s 16/17 Season Features a Chicago Playwright

Directed by Josh Sobel Chicago Playwright Alex Lubischer’s, BOBBY CLEARLY, a play that went through workshops and public readings at Steep, will receive it’s world premiere staging and kick off the 16/17 season. In addition to BOBBLY CLEARLY 3 other shows, including a U.S. premiere and a Midwest premiere make up the rest of Steep’s 16th season. Directors, and returning Steep Ensemble Members Jonathan Berry and Robin Witt, will join guest director Sobel. A fourth director has yet to be named.

Steep Ensemble Theatre will begin its 16/17 season in late September at its home in Edgewater.

The World Premiere of
BOBBY CLEARLY
By Alex Lubischer
Directed by Josh Sobel
September 29 – November 5, 2016

Nobody from the town of Milton, Nebraska ever gave much thought to Bobbie before the tragedy in the cornfield. Two years later, it’s hard for them to think of much else. In the darkly comic Bobbie Clearly, a community opens up about life in the aftermath and making sense of senseless violence.

The U.S. Premiere of
EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON
By Mike Bartlett
Directed by Jonathan Berry
January 26 – March 4, 2017

As global destruction approaches, the lives of a climate scientist and his three estranged daughters come crashing, unexpectedly back together. The wildly epic Earthquakes in London embodies the chaos of today’s society, while reminding us that our very survival may depend on our connections to our families, to our communities, and to our shared world.

The Midwest Premiere of
HOOKMAN
By Lauren Yee
April 20 – May 27, 2017

Who hasn’t heard the urban legend about the Hookman? Lexi’s mother certainly warned her about him, and now, after a tragic accident, Lexi begins seeing him everywhere. Hookman is a lethally sharp slasher comedy about death, growing up, what it means to be a woman, and the ever-present threat of being murdered by a man with a hook for a hand.

The U.S. Premiere of
LELA & CO.
By Cordelia Lynn
Directed by Robin Witt
July 13 – August 19, 2017

Instinct, tenacity, biting humor, and trust in the future keep Lela alive as her world closes in around her. Based on a true story, Lela & Co. is an eerily funny and enthralling story about the horrifying enterprise of war and a girl who may or may not have eaten some frosting.

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