Spanning almost fifty years, this harrowing, epic story follows an immigrant's, and a nation's, journey westward across the American continent in search of glory, riches, and their "Manifest Destiny."
Steep Theatre Company presents the Midwest premiere of Howard Korder's The Hollow Lands, an ambitious 14 actor, 30 character historical epic. The production reunites Steep with acclaimed director Jonathan Berry, who helmed the company's 2007 hit The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and playwright Howard Korder, the Pulitzer Prize nominated and Obie Award winning author of Steep hit Search and Destroy.
Steep's special blend of grit, edge, and ensemble work comes to life in this story about America's early pioneers. Jim, a young Irish immigrant, arrives in New York in 1815 with dreams of boundless freedom, legendary profits, and unseen kingdoms. It is the cost of his 40 year pursuit that becomes more than he imagined. The Hollow Lands traces a nation's journey towards its Manifest Destiny and the trail it leaves behind.