Miller, Ruhl, Etc. Part of Steppenwolf's '07-'08 Season
The acclaimed Chicago theatre company Steppenwolf has announced its 2007-2008 season, featuring an all-American line-up of works by Arthur Miller, Sarah Ruhl, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and more, according to Variety.
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, Miller's classic The Crucible, about a group of girls accused of witchcraft in Puritan Salem, will be presented from September 13th through November 11th.
Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys and True, a drama about a prep school senior confronted by scandal, will be presented from December 6th through February 10th, 2008. Amy Morton directs.
Ruhl's new play Dead Man's Cell Phone will run March 27th-July 27th. Directed by Jessica Thebus, the new play by the award-winning author of The Clean House and Eurydice follows a lonely woman who begins taking calls on the cell phone of a dead stranger.
Eric Simonson's Carter's Way will be presented from February 28th through April 27th, with the playwright directing. The play concerns a black saxophone player in Jazz Age Kansas City.
Superior Dougnuts, by Tracy Letts (Bug), will run from June 19th through August 17th. A director will be announced for the play, which follows the dissatisfied teenage employee of a Chicago doughnut shop.
"We face a presidential election, and issues of citizenship are being debated and vividly engaged. We meet this discussion with a season of American work that interrogates our life in the public sphere," said Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey of the 2007-2008 season.
Tickets go on sale March 5th. Visit www.steppenwolf.org for more information.
Photo of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa by Ben Strothmann