Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its Next Up festival in June. Presented in rotating repertory June 5-24 in The Steppenwolf Garage will be:
- “Life and Limb” by Keith Reddin, directed by Emily Campbell. Jurgen Hooper and Audrey Francis star in a dark comedy about a Korean War veteran.
- “South of Settling” by Emily Schwend, directed by Adam Goldstein. Janet Ulrich Brooks and Keith Kupferer play a couple in a story about family secrets.
- “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, directed by Laley Lippard. Leah Karpel stars as Laura Wingfield, Kathy Scambiatterra as Amanda.
This is the second year for Next Up, which is presented in collaboration with Northwestern University's MFA programs in direction and design, and stages the work of graduates with casts of professional Chicago actors. Tickets ($15-$45) go on sale March 23 at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.