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THE VANDAL
 
In The Vandal, a pair of lost souls come to find solace and companionship at a bus stop on a freezing night in Kingston, NY. Mr. Linklater's play is a startling and funny new work about how we carry on when we've lost the people we love. The Vandal premiered at New York City's Flea Theater in January of 2013, and enjoyed an extended run.
 
"Fascinatingly quirky drama…Linklater demonstrates a Conor McPherson–esque way with spinning stories and a remarkable, all-too-rare willingness to take risks."
- Entertainment Weekly
 


 
WITH Alex Gilmor*, Kendra Thulin* and Jack Miggins
 
PRODUCTION MANAGER Julia Siple* STAGE MANAGER Katy Bressman COSTUME DESIGN Melissa Torchia SET DESIGN Dan Stratton** LIGHTING DESIGN Heather Gilbert SOUND DESIGN Rick Sims PROP DESIGN Eleanor Kahn TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Alan Wuesthoff ASST. DIRECTOR Jacob Alexander
 
  *denotes ensemble member
**denotes Steep artistic associate
 
Steep Theatre Company will launch its Fourteenth Season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks not only the Chicago debut of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut.
 
Hamish Linklater has worked extensively as an actor on the stage and in television and film. On television, he starred in the CBS comedy series The Crazy Ones and has appeared in 5 Days to Midnight and Live From Baghdad, as well as The Good Wife, The Newsroom, The Big C, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. His film work includes 42, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Lola Versus, Battleship, The Future, Groove and Beyond Redemption. He will also star Woody Allen's new film Magic in the Moonlight. Mr. Linklater's theater acting credits include Broadway: Seminar, Off-Broadway: Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in the Park) The School for Lies (Classic Stage Company, Obie); The Merchant of Venice, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night (Drama Desk nomination), Hamlet, The Square (NYSF/Public); The Busy World Is Hushed (Drama League nomination), Recent Tragic Events (Playwrights Horizons); Good Thing (New Group); Cyclone (Studio Dante); Romeo and Juliet, Love's Fire (Acting Company). Regional: Hamlet, The Violet Hour (South Coast Rep.); Hamlet (CT Critics Circle Award), Singing Forest (Long Wharf); A Midsummer Nights' Dream, Measure for Measure (Ahmanson, Paul Green Foundation Award).
 
The Vandal also marks the Steep debut of director Shade Murray who has helmed a string of hits of late, including A Red Orchid Theatre's The Aliens, Trevor, and A Mud Blue Sky. He is an ensemble member with A Red Orchid where his directing credits also include The Butcher of Baraboo, Abigail's Party and Kimberly Akimbo. Mr. Murray's other credits include directing productions at Steppenwolf Theater Company, Writers' Theatre, Second City, Next Theater, Wildclaw Theater, Strawdog Theatre, Roadworks Productions, Cole Theatre, and others. He will be directing Accidentally Like A Martyr at A Red Orchid this upcoming season.
 
The Vandal | October 2nd - November 8th, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday matinee performances October 12th, 19th, 26th and November 2nd at 3pm
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