"At a beachside apartment complex, a group of friends gathers for their regular evening of food, drink, drugs and partner-swapping," according to press notes. "When Chris (Stuhr) and Kristy (Davis) attempt to become the newest members, the evening does not go as planned. The artichoke dip grows cold as the party devolves into a territorial battle over mating privileges. Does sex ruin everything? And what is the purpose of monogamy? Bruce Norris's comedy explores the eternal struggle for power, status and getting laid."
The comedy marks Steppenwolf’s eighth production and seventh world premiere by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning author of Clybourne Park.
The production team includes Todd Rosenthal (scenic design), Janice Pytel (costume design), Russell H. Champa (lighting design), Rick Sims (sound design), Erica Daniels (casting), Laura D. Glenn (stage manager) and Christine D. Freeburg (assistant stage manager).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.