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BRILLIANT ADVENTURES
 
Tucked away in his dingy apartment, Luke has invented a device that could change the world - if only he thought the world was ready for it. When an opportunistic outsider arrives with designs on his invention and his apartment, Luke's family, and the universe itself, are at risk of being torn apart. Brilliant Adventures packs all the gritty British drama you've come to expect at Steep into a wildly entertaining sci-fi thriller with more than a touch of dark comedy.
 
"sizzling exuberance and imagination."
    - The Guardian
Cast of Brilliant Adventures
PLAYWRIGHT: Alistair McDowall
DIRECTED BY: Robin Witt*
 
CAST: Peter Moore*, Ty Olwin, Brandon Rivera, Ryan McBride, Will Kinnear and Curtis Edward Jackson
 
SET DESIGN Dan Stratton** LIGHTING DESIGN Brandon Wardell** COSTUME DESIGN Jessica Kuehnau SOUND DESIGN AND ORIGINAL COMPOSITION Thomas Dixon** PROP DESIGN Maria DeFabo** FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY Christina Gorman
DIALECT COACH Kendra Thulin*
 
  *denotes Steep Ensemble Member
**denotes Steep Artistic Associate
 
Running Time: 2 hours, including one 10-minute intermission
 
Steep Company Member Robin Witt is back in the director's chair for the final show of Steep's 14th season, the U.S. premiere of Alistair McDowall's Brilliant Adventures. The production marks not only the U.S. premiere of the piece, but the U.S. premiere of the playwright McDowall, who is quickly becoming one of the hottest playwrights in the UK. Appropriately, his work is paired with one of Chicago's most sought after directors, Witt, who has received Jeff nominations for Best Director the past two years and has directed some of Steep's most notable hits, including 2013's sensational Motortown.
 
According to Alistair McDowall "there are no rules in theatre – you can do anything. Whatever rules there are, you can break them – immediately if you want to." McDowall's debut play, Brilliant Adventures, which was awarded a Bruntwood Prize in 2011, pulls apart the laws of physics while telling a story of brotherly love. Brilliant Adventures packs all the gritty British drama you've come to expect at Steep into a wildly entertaining sci-fi thriller with more than a touch of dark comedy. Steep has made a name for itself with uncompromising productions of bold, new work, and McDowall's piece certainly continues in that tradition.
 
Director Robin Witt, who is a Steep Ensemble Member, has been at the helm for many of Steep's most successful UK imports, including Simon Stephens' Motortown, Pornography, and Harper Regan; Dennis Kelly's Love and Money; Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song; and Laura Wade's Breathing Corpses. Her Harper Regan is still the best-selling show in Steep history and was named one of the Top Ten shows of 2010 by both the Chicago Tribune and Timeout Chicago, and her Breathing Corpses was named one of Timeout's Top Ten Shows of 2008. Ms. Witt received Best Director nominations for her 2013 Flare Path and 2014 Men Should Weep, both with Griffin Theatre.
 

Brilliant Adventures | July 9 – August 15, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday matinee performances on July 19, July 26, August 2 and August 9 at 3pm
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