Tracy Letts' Nebraska Debuts at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

News   Tracy Letts' Nebraska Debuts at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Tracy Letts, the Chicago-based playwright who saw his violent and wilfully vulgar Killer Joe become an Off-Broadway hit several seasons back, premieres his new Man from Nebraska on the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Downstairs Stage (formerly known as the Mainstage).

Performances began Nov. 20 and continue through Jan. 18, 2004. Anna D. Shapiro directs the tale of a middle-aged man set in his ways who wakes up one morning to suddenly discover he no longer believes in God. The cast features ensemble members Rondi Reed and Rick Snyder, as well as Karen Aldridge, Richard Bull, Shannon Cochran, Barbara Ann Grimes, Beth Lacke, Michael Shannon and Thomas White.

Tickets: $36-$52. Call (312) 335-1650.

The play Letts wrote between Killer Joe and Nebraska, entitled Bug, will get its New York premiere at the Barrow Street Theater on Feb. 21.