Lela & Co.

By Cordelia Lynn, directed by Robin Witt

Instinct, tenacity, biting humor, and trust in the future keep Lela alive as her world closes in around her. Based on a true story, Lela & Co. is an eerily funny and enthralling story about the courage and perseverance of women in conflict zones.

“Cordelia Lynn’s searing play is a knowingly slippery thing…Lela’s monologue about her journey from the mountains into a warzone is constantly interrupted by the voices of men in a harrowing but surprisingly playful look at conflict and capitalism”
-Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Performance Schedule

Previews: July 8 - 12, 2017
Press Opening: July 13, 2017
Performances: July 13 - August 19, 2017
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm
Sunday afternoons at 3pm
Full Performance Calendar

Accessibility
Audio Description and a Touch Tour will be available on Saturday, August 5.
Open Captioning will be available on Sunday, August 13.
Contact us at access@steeptheatre.com or 773-649-3186 for more information or to reserve tickets.

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes with no intermission

Production Sponsors: Ken Burlington, Lani Mesa Ellis & William Blair & Co, Lisa & Randy White

Content Advisory: This production is intended for adult audiences. For more detailed information on the play's content, please contact us at 773-649-3186 or info@steeptheatre.com


CAST: 
Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel
Chris Chmelik

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Director – Robin Witt*
Stage Manager – Lauren Lassus**
Set Design – Joe Schermoly
Lighting Design – Brandon Wardell**
Sound Design – Thomas Dixon**
Costume Design  – Jessica Kuehnau Wardell
Prop Design – Maria DeFabo**
Fight Choreography – Christina Gorman
Dramaturg – Carina Abbaticchio
Assistant Directors – Michael Rogerson & Isabel Perry
Production Manager – Catherine Allen

*Denotes Steep Company Member
**Denotes Steep Artistic Associate


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About Lela & Co

Closing out Steep's 16th season is the U.S. Premiere of Cordelia Lynn’s Lela & Co., directed by Steep Ensemble Member Robin Witt. Lela & Co. will mark the U.S. debut for the 26 year-old Lynn, who is a rapidly rising playwright in the UK. Robin Witt is a longtime director at Steep and has been in the director's chair for the some of the company's most memorable shows, including Simon Stephens’ Motortown, Pornography, and Harper Regan; and Alistair McDowall’s Brilliant Adventures. She won the 2015 and 2016 Jeff Award for Best Director for Griffin Theatre's Flare Path and London Wall.  Lela & Co. premiered at the Royal Court in London to critical acclaim.


Season 16