The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of
March 4 - April 27, 2014
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
Written by Greg Pierce
Directed by Randall Arney
"William Petersen & Rae Gray
make an absorbingly off-kilter onstage pair."
- Time Out Chicago
"“Finely tuned often surprising performances…intense.”
– Chicago Sun Times
“Simmering…charts the loving complexities of families. Truly moving!”
– Chicago Tribune
When seventeen year-old Becky is shipped-off to her Uncle Sterling’s Costa Rican home – a sanctuary to which he escaped many years ago – the two lost souls navigate contrasting philosophies and a maze of regret. Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney returned to his old stomping grounds at Steppenwolf and has brought home this intimate and elegant glimpse at two characters seeking forgiveness and finding each other. With sharp humor and authenticity, this West Coast premiere reminds us that escape is easy but redemption is hard.