By Amelia Roper, directed by Brad DeFabo Akin

Forty floors up, behind the windows of a posh Swiss hotel, a man sings, a maid cleans, children run wild, a banker makes things difficult, and one elderly woman’s fight against a corrupt world order changes everything. Or nothing. Disturbingly funny, Amelia Roper’s Zürich dives below the surface of lives lived in the moments before.

Production Sponsors: Dr. Jan Willer & Mark Osing

Performance Schedule

All performances of Zürich are sold out, but the wait list is a great option. Contact the box office at info@steeptheatre.com or 773-649-3186 for more information.

Previews: September 28 - October 3, 2018
Press Opening: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Performances: October 4 - November 10, 2018
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm
Sunday afternoons at 3pm (excluding 10/7)
Full Performance Calendar

Open Captioning will be available on Sunday, October 28.
Audio Description and a Touch Tour will be available on Saturday, November 3.
Contact us at access@steeptheatre.com or 773-649-3186 for more information or to reserve tickets.

Please note that this performance includes nudity.

Running Time: 1:45 with no intermission

Late Seating: Please note that late seating is not possible and that all tickets not claimed by the scheduled performance time may be released to the wait list. For questions about this, please contact our box office.

Content Advisory: This production is intended for adult audiences. For more information about the content of this show, please click here.

Debo Balogun
Julia Dale
Valerie Gorman
Maya Lou Hlava
Paula Hlava
Cole Keriazakos
Jeff Kurysz
Cindy Marker*
Brandon Rivera*
Sasha Smith*
Elizabeth Wigley

Director – Brad DeFabo Akin*
Stage Manager – Lauren Lassus*
Set Designer – Jeff Kmiec
Lighting Designer – Becca Jeffords
Sound Designer – Thomas Dixon*
Costume Designer – Izumi Inaba
Props Designer – Kevin Rolfs
Dialect Coach – Adam Goldstein
Intimacy Director – Sarah Scanlon
Fight Director and Assistant Intimacy Director – Gaby Labotka
Production Manager – Catherine Allen**
Assistant Director – AJ Schwartz
Assistant Stage Manager – Serena Dully

*Denotes Steep Company Member
**Denotes Steep Artistic Associate

In the Press

“Expect the Superlative Acting of the Steep Theatre Standard.”
-Amy Munice, Picture this Post

“…a tantalizing 105 minutes of tension, laced with some smart dialogue.”
-Nancy Bishop, Third Coast Review

"Roper's topical dialogue weaves neatly between humor and tension, and humanity abounds in the space between the characters.”
-Liz Baudler, Windy City Times

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About Amelia Roper

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Amelia is an award winning Australian / American playwright and screenwriter, living in LA, where she works on the Netflix / Jenji Kohan show GLOW and develops TV and film for American and Aussie audiences. Her plays have been seen at New York Theatre Workshop produced by Colt Coeur, Humana Festival of New American Plays at ATL, the Old Vic in London, Taffety Punk in DC, Square Product in Boulder, Prelude Festival in NYC, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne, and Moscow in Russian translation. She’s writing for OSF, Marin Theatre Company, The Rose and an adaptation of Jane Bowles’ queer, modernist novel, TWO SERIOUS LADIES for Yale Rep. Her latest play ZÜRICH opened at New York Theatre Workshop, produced by Colt Coeur, to rave reviews and Critics Pick in NYT, TimeOut, and The New Yorker. Showcase and developments include the Soho Rep Writer / Director Lab, Black Swan Lab at OSF, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Kennedy Center in DC, Playwrights Realm in NYC, New Group NYC and The MacDowell Colony. Published plays include BIG SKY TOWN, CAMBERWELL HOUSE and SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE with an introduction by Sarah Ruhl. New plays include EVERYTHING IS NICE, a futuristic comedy about climate change, and A DUCK ON A BIKE, an autobiographical comedy about grief. As an activist she works with Gloria Steinem, Hollywood’s Time’sUp movement and 5050by2020 with Jill Soloway. She is rep’ed by CAA and Management 360 and has an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama.


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