The Night Heron
A Midwest Premiere
By Jez Butterworth, directed by George Cederquist
Deep in the swampy marshlands of England live two laid-off Cambridge University gardeners. To help make ends meet, they enter a local poetry competition and take in an ex-convict lodger, who subsequently kidnaps a student with the hopes of having him write the winning poem. But one of the gardeners, who has become involved in a mad cult religion, stands accused of sexually abusing a young boy and the town is out for revenge.
In the press
"Steep continues their tradition of outstanding ensemble work... a gem of a show"
- Tom Williams, chicagocritic.com
"The cast works wonders... Peter Moore, Damian Arnold and Julia Siple craft achingly sympathetic characters"
- Kris Vire, TimeOut Chicago
"Wild and witty... a successful collaboration that will keep Steep on the very congested [theatre] map"
- Justin Sondak, chicagoist.com
Director: George Cederquist
Scenic Design: Tony Adams
Costume Design: Kathleen Cowell
Lighting Design: Kevin Shaw
Sound Design: Rick Glass
Stage Manager: Kate Piatt-Eckert
Dialect Coach: Martin Aistrope