Tarell Alvin McCraney's New Play To Premiere at Steppenwolf

March 7, 2012

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2012-13 subscription season in Chicago will feature the world premiere of the Tina Landau-directed Steppenwolf commission Head of Passes by ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney, plus Good People, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Amy Herzog's Belleville and an Austin Pendleton-directed Harold Pinter play starring John Mahoney.

Head of Passes, to appear April 4-June 9, 2013, in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, will feature ensemble members Alana Arenas, K. Todd Freeman, Jon Michael Hill, Tim Hopper and James Vincent Meredith.

It's billed this way: "Setting: The distant present, at the mouth of the shifting Mississippi River. Shelah's family and friends plan a surprise birthday party for her. But the festivities are quickly overshadowed by a series of revelations that point to a dark secret in the family's past — revelations that leave Shelah trying to find faith, a footing and a truer sense of God. Ensemble members Tarell Alvin McCraney and Tina Landau, the writer and director behind Steppenwolf's lauded production of The Brother/Sister Plays, team up again for this ensemble drama, told in McCraney's signature style — a vast and bustling landscape, where the spiritual world mingles freely with the day-to-day."

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