Book us a trip to Chicago! Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris and Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon are set to return to Steppenwolf for the world premiere of Norris' play The Qualms. MacKinnon, who directed Steppenwolf's recent Broadway production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Norris' Clybourne Park, will helm the new play. The Qualms will run July 3, 2014 through August 31 in the Downstairs Theatre.
The Qualms explores the eternal struggle for power, status and getting laid. The new comedy follows a group of friends who gather for their regular evening of food, drink, drugs and partner-swapping. When Chris and Kristy attempt to become the newest members, the evening does not go as planned, and the party devolves into a territorial battle over mating privileges.
The Steppenwolf's 2013-14 season begins with the The Wheel, written by Zinnie Harris and directed by Tina Landau. Starring Joan Allen, Tim Hopper, Ora Jones and Yasen Peyankov, the play will run September 12 through November 10 in the Downstairs Theatre.
Next up is the Chicago premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes, directed by Austin Pendleton. Featuring Alana Arenas and Francis Guinan, Tribes will play December 5 through February 9, 2014 in the Downstairs Theatre.
Erika Sheffer's Russian Transport will run February 6, 2014 through May 11 in the Upstairs Theatre. Also on tap is the world premiere of The Way West by Mona Mansour and directed by Amy Morton. The Way West will play April 3, 2014 through June 8 in the Downstairs Theatre.