Harper Regan

A U.S. Premiere
By Simon Stephens, directed by Robin Witt

On a startlingly bright autumn night in 2008, Harper Regan walked away from her home and her husband and her daughter and she kept walking. From Uxbridge to Stockport to Manchester and back again, Harper Regan navigates the UK, exploring family, love and delusion; and how to live in a godless universe.

January 2010

In the press

Jeff Recommended
Four out of Four Stars!
"exquisitely directed, gorgeously acted and profoundly moving new show at the storefront Steep Theatre...this is one of those great, not-to-be-missed, only-in-Chicago productions."
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Four out of Four Stars!
"It's the kind of play tailor made for Steep's gifted ensemble...Thulin marvelously inhabits the awkward and reticent figure at the piece's center" 
- John Beer, Timeout Chicago
Highly Recommended!
Harper receives an "outstanding U.S. debut at Steep Theatre." "Under the searing, finely tuned direction of Robin Witt -- who has assembled a large and tremendously impressive cast -- the play feels at once deeply realistic and quasi-hallucinatory."
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"if you're lucky, a flawless play comes along and recalibrates you...Harper Regan is such a play."
- Sarah Terez Rosenblun, centerstagechicago.com
"Steep Theatre's American premiere features finely wrought ensemble acting..."
- Albert Williams, Chicago Reader
"Thulin's bedraggled vulnerability keeps the audience rooting for Harper..."
- Lisa Buscani, New City

Artistic Team

Jonathan Edwards
Alex Gillmor
Brendan Melanson
Peter Moore
Jim Poole
Caroline Neff
Melissa Riemer
Julia Siple
Adam El-Sharkawi
Nora Fiffer
Dan Flannery
Curtis Jackson
Kendra Thulin

Director: Robin Witt
Production Manager: Julia Siple
Stage Manager: Jon Ravenscroft
Scenic Design: Marcus Stephens
Lighting Design: Brandon Wardell
Costume Design: Chelsea Warren
Costume Asst.: Gwen Smuda
Sound Design: Matthew Chapman
Props Design: Jesse Gaffney
Dialect Coach: Eva Breneman
Dramaturg: Gemma Hobbs