Tim Hopper, Mariann Mayberry and Alan Wilder Star in Steppenwolf's Russian Transport, Opening Feb. 16

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of Erika Sheffer's Russian Transport officially opens Feb. 16 following previews that began Feb. 6.

Mariann Mayberry
Mariann Mayberry (Photo by Kyle Flubacker)

Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, performances continue through March 11 in Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theatre.

The cast includes ensemble members Tim Hopper, Mariann Mayberry and Alan Wilder with Aaron Himelstein and Melanie Neilan.

"A rowdy Russian family in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn is on a daily hustle to achieve the American Dream," according to press notes. "When Uncle Boris arrives from the old country, his mysterious business ventures force the family to decide just how far they are willing to go to come out on top."

The production team includes Joey Wade (scenic design), Ana Kuzmanic (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design and original music) and Stephan Mazurek (projection design) as well as Erica Daniels (casting), Scott Weinstein (assistant director), Dassia Posner (dramaturgy), Eva Breneman (dialect coach), Malcolm Ewen (stage manager) and Cassie Calderone (assistant stage manager).

Russian Transport received its world-premiere production Off-Broadway at The New Group in 2012.

For tickets visit steppenwolf.org.