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:
Laurie Metcalf and Kevin Anderson in Steppenwolf's Detroit
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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