Shows featuring John Steinkamp


A Lesson From Aloes

A psychological mystery of survival and politics, this award-winning play is considered by many to be Fugard’s masterpiece.

Set in apartheid-era South Africa, Aloes shows how a nation’s ideology creates an atmosphere that is either nurturing or poisonous. At what point does personal survival outweigh social justice? What happens to a friendship undermined by fear and paranoia? What can be done when mere existence is considered an act of treason?


The Lonesome West

Our third production moves from the absurd/global to the naturalistic/domestic – but don’t count on things being any more peaceful as a result.

With Sam Shepard’s True West, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple and J.M. Synge’s Playboy of the Western World as points of reference, the play is a surprising and very funny look at the darker side of family.


Recent Tragic Events

In the West Coast premiere of this stunning new comedy by Craig Wright (writer on HBO’s Six Feet Under), Recent Tragic Events places the enormity of world tragedy in context – a dazzling, delirious context of uncanny blind dates, drinking games, and Joyce Carol Oates. Craig Wright frames 9/11 in a splendidly cracked rear view mirror, becoming a catalyst for examination of who or what is running our lives.

Do we really have a choice, or are we mere puppets espousing freedom?