Bruce Norris' new play, The Infidel, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Studio space on March 5 (after previews from Feb. 24), has been extended. Originally scheduled to play through March 26, it will now run through April 9. The production stars Mike Nussbaum and is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Nussbaum, who has already appeared in a hit staging of Visiting Mr. Green and directed a hit revival of American Buffalo this Chicago season, plays Supreme Court Justice Garvey. When Garvey's lover ends a brief affair, he veers into sexual obsession, doing anything to get her back. Also in the cast are Steppenwolf ensemble member Bob Breuler, Dale Rivera, Maureen Gallagher, Will Zahrn and Charin Alvarez.
Norris is well known as an actor. Most recently, he starred on Broadway opposite Ron Rifkin in the short-lived Wrong Mountain. Other New York credits include Plunge, An American Daughter, Marco Polo Sings a Solo and La Terrasse. Infidel is not his first play. Also among his works are The Actor Retires and The Vanishing Twin, both produced in Chicago.
Tickets are $15. The Steppenwolf Studio Space is located at 1650 Halsted St. In Chicago. Call (312) 335-1650 for information, or consult the website at www.steppenwolf.org.
-- By Robert Simonson