Under the Blue Sky

A Midwest Premiere
By David Eldridge, Directed by Brad Akin

Part hilarious love letter to the men and women who teach our young, part incisive examination of a modern world where every city street is one bomb blast away from becoming a war zone, David Eldridge's Under the Blue Sky tells the story of six high school teachers whose lives become tangled by their battles in the classroom as well as the bedroom.

October 2011

In the press

Jeff Recommended
"closely observed, carefully built... ideal for Chicago's
intimate and unstinting Steep Theatre... feature[s] some blistering acting"
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"Eldridge...demonstrates he is a master at building heated dramatic encounters between men and women. And the actors at Steep Theatre...prove they can act the stuffing out of these scenes." 
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
Highly Recommended!
"nothing short of captivating throughout... Brad Akin directs an extremely talented cast with care and precision." 
- Zach Freeman, New City

Artistic Team

Alex Gillmor
Caroline Neff
Jim Poole
Melissa Riemer
Michael Salinas
Julia Siple

Director: Brad Akin
Production Manager: Julia Siple
Stage Manager: Becky Bishop
Scenic Design: Scott Davis
Lighting Design: Pete Dully
Costume Design: Emily Tarleton
Sound Designer/Original Music: Kevin O'Donnell
Props Design: Sarah Burnham
Dialect Coach: Anita Deely
Technical Director: Julie Allen
Asst. Director: Alyssia Munoz