About This Show

An inaugural program continuing Steppenwolf’s commitment to new plays for the American theater: three exciting productions presented in rotating repertory, accompanied by a series of readings, lectures and events around the development of new work.

A Blameless Life, by Joel Drake Johnson
directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro

A married couple waits at the mall for their son to pick them up in their fancy new car. It is a perfect capitalist pastoral: springtime flower pots overflow, Mom munches a bag of peanuts and Dad cradles his new pet goldfish in a bag. But when their son fails to arrive, their lives are changed irrevocably.

The Sparrow Project, by Melanie Marnich
directed by Hallie Gordon

Sara and Sammie are trust-funded twins living in a dirty NYC studio on a diet of drugs and rice. When Sara brings home Texas tourist Dolly, the twins do everything they can to suck her into their aimless world. But there’s something about Dolly…

Men of Tortuga, by Jason Wells
directed by ensemble member Amy Morton

In an undisclosed location with their cell phones off, three men scheme with a “weapons specialist” to eliminate a member of the opposition. But how best to do the deed? And more importantly, do their ends justify their means?

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 4, 2005 Final Performance: August 28, 2005

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