LINDA VISTA Opens At Taper Forum This Wednesday
Currently in previews, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Tracy Letts' "Linda Vista" will open on January 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Dexter Bullard, the production will run through February 17, 2019.
The creative team features scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Laura Bauer, lighting design by Marcus Doshi and sound design by Richard Woodbury. Edward Sobel is the dramaturg and the production stage manager is David S. Franklin.
Letts' bitingly hilarious play "Linda Vista" tells of Wheeler, a 50-year-old man who is floating. 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, sex and maybe a taste of redemption.
Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be in this searing new work that Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times called "a male midlife crisis tragicomedy of epic proportions." The Wall Street Journal's Terry Teachout said "Linda Vista" "might just be Mr. Letts' best play yet."