A Midwest Premiere
By Simon Stephens, directed by Robin Witt
Six stories intertwine to offer a portrait of society at the dawn of a new century and on the eve of a world tragedy. It is early July, 2005 and the United Kingdom is the center of the world: home to the G8 conference, site of the Live 8 concert, and recently announced host city for the 2012 Summer Olympics. On the morning of July 7, 2005, that center is shaken by three bombs in London's underground.
In the press
Five out of Five Stars!
"an outstandingly compassionate staging...director Robin Witt and a marvelous ensemble capture the joys, terrors and banalities of this modern moment."
- Kris Vire, Timeout Chicago
"a superb young cast...a superbly detailed piece of direction"
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"powerhouse director Robin Witt...and her exceptional actors clearly have a feverish understanding of life's darkness."
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
Critic's Choice! Highly Recommended!
"Robin Witt's production for Steep Theatre is so incredibly sharp, with nothing
but smart, clear-eyed performances"
- Tony Adler, Chicago Reader
"the most important, and thought-provoking play I've seen this summer"
- Monica Westin, New City
Director: Robin Witt
Production Manager: Brendan Melanson
Stage Manager: Jon Ravenscroft
Scenic Design: Chelsea Warren
Lighting Design: Brandon Wardell
Costume Design: Jeremy Floyd
Sound Design: Thomas Dixon
Props Design: Maria DeFabo
Video Design: Mike Tutaj
Dialect Coach: Anita Deely
Technical Director: Joey deBettencourt
Asst. Director: Mary Rose O'Connor