By David Mamet, directed by George Cederquist
Sex, booze, and ballet are the topics bandied about by the crew on the lakeboat T. Harrison as it freights materials from Chicago to Duluth. Mr. Mamet's ear and iconic voice sift through the tedium of ship life to offer a glimpse into the soul of these men.
In the press
Three and a Half Stars
"endlessly watchable...a superb production...first-rate cast"
- Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune
"hilarious...a rare and rip-roaring revival"
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"This is in fact a play about boredom, the stories we tell ourselves to combat it, and the beauty we miss in the workaday. Don't miss the details, says Mamet's version of Life on the Mississippi. Steep's sharply rendered, deeply lived revival certainly doesn't."
- Kris Vire, Timeout Chicago
"Highly Recommended.....With an all-male cast feasting on the play's unbridled testosterone, Steep Theatre's production is a perfect showcase for why this shoestring company is so highly regarded."
- Brian Hieggelke, New City
Director: George Cederquist
Production Manager: Julia Siple
Stage Manager: Lauren Lassus
Scenic Design: Dan Stratton
Lighting Design: Pete Dully
Costume Design: Emily McConnell
Sound Design: Miles Polaski
Props Design: Sarah Burnham
Dramaturg: Daniel Smith
Technical Director: Julie Allen
Assistant Costume Design: Laura Elleseg
Casting Directors: Caroline Neff & Michael Salinas