The Receptionist

A Midwest Premiere
By Adam Bock, Directed by Joanie Schultz

In this dark comedy, Beverly Wilkins effortlessly manages her fiefdom within the Northeast Office, handling both the incessantly ringing phones and her colleague's unending romantic troubles. But on this day, the appearance of a charming rep from the Central Office disrupts the office's friendly routine and reveals the true nature of the company's business.

April 2012

In the press

Jeff Recommended
Four Stars!
"It may not call for the British accents they so often put on, but Adam Bock's 2007 dark comedy is otherwise a perfect fit for Steep's crew." 
- Kris Vire, Timeout Chicago
"The Receptionist is hilariously pedestrian until it sprints into a thriller... Under the direction of Joannie Schultz, the talented cast is riveting." 
- Katy Walsh,
"Steep Theatre emphasizes ensemble performances, and The Receptionist is a good example of how well that style works." 
- Lisa Findley, Centerstage

Artistic Team

Peter Moore
Caroline Neff
Peter Esposito
Cheryl Roy

Director: Joanie Schultz
Production Manager: Julia Siple
Stage Manager: Ellen Willett
Scenic Design: Stephen Harold Carmody
Lighting Design: Pete Dully
Costume Design: Marianna Csaszar
Sound Designer: Thomas Dixon
Props Design: Sarah Burnham
Technical Director: Julie Allen
Asst. Director: Cody Spellman
Asst. Props Designer: Eileen Rozycki