PHOTO CALL: Sally Murphy and Stephen Louis Grush in Steppenwolf's Sex With Strangers

News   PHOTO CALL: Sally Murphy and Stephen Louis Grush in Steppenwolf's Sex With Strangers
 
Sally Murphy and Stephen Louis Grush star in Laura Eason's Sex With Strangers, a new play about relationships, sex, identity and authenticity in the age of the Internet. The world-premiere staging plays Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

According to Steppenwolf notes, "Ethan is a hot young writer whose online journals of 'sexcapades' are the buzz of the blogosphere. Olivia is an attractive 30-something whose own writing career is fizzling. They hook up, sex turns into dating and dating into something more complicated. Sex with Strangers explores how we invent our identity — online and off — and what happens when our private lives become public domain."

 

Here is a first look at the show, staged by Jessica Thebus:


 

The production team for Sex with Strangers includes Todd Rosenthal (sets), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), J.R. Lederle (lights) and Andre Pluess and Kevin O'Donnell (sound and original music). Polly Carl is the dramaturg, Chris Freeburg is the stage manager and Kathleen Petroziello is the assistant stage manager.

Steppenwolf is at 1650 N. Halsted St. For tickets and information, visit www.steppenwolf.org or call (312) 335-1650.

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