PHOTO CALL: Laurie Metcalf, Kevin Anderson, Ian Barford and More in Steppenwolf's Detroit

News   PHOTO CALL: Laurie Metcalf, Kevin Anderson, Ian Barford and More in Steppenwolf's Detroit
 
Lisa D'Amour's new play, Detroit, got an all-Steppenwolf ensemble for its Chicago premiere, which began performances Sept. 9. Austin Pendleton directs the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production, which features Laurie Metcalf, Kevin Anderson, Ian Barford and more.

In addition to Anderson (Broadway's recent Come Back, Little Sheba; Death of a Salesman in 1999) and Metcalf ("Roseanne," Broadway's November), the company of the suburban-set comedy features Kate Arrington (Steppenwolf's The Pain and the Itch), Ian Barford (August: Osage County) and Robert Breuler (Steppenwolf's A Walk in the Woods, The Grapes of Wrath). Along with Pendleton, all are members of the Steppenwolf ensemble.

 

Here is a look at the production:


 

Detroit, opening Sept. 19 and continuing to Nov. 7 in the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, is about a "first ring" suburb outside a mid-sized American city. In it, according to Steppenwolf notes, "Ben (Barford) and Mary (Metcalf) fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who've moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold Ben and Mary have on their way of life — with unexpected comic consequences. Detroit is a fresh, off-beat look at what happens when we dare to open ourselves up to something new."

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