Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Caroline Neff ’07, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is featured in Steppenwolf Theatre Company‘s world premiere production of Linda Vista, by Tracy Letts. Neff and Letts are both company members of Steppenwolf, Chicago’s internationally acclaimed ensemble theatre.
Letts’ “adult comedy about immature behavior” concerns the midlife crisis of a modern misanthrope who must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be. Linda Vista is Steppenwolf’s fifth world premiere of a play by Letts, whose drama August: Osage County won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play when it was directed on Broadway by Columbia College Chicago alum Anna D. Shapiro, now Steppenwolf’s artistic director.
Neff — who came to Chicago from her native Texas in 2004 to study at Columbia College Chicago — previous starred at Steppenwolf in the Chicago premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick. Other Steppenwolf productions she’s appeared in include Airline Highway , in which she made her Broadway debut in 2015. She is also casting director and an ensemble member of Chicago’s Steep Theatre, and won a 2011 Joseph Jefferson Award (Actress in a Principal Role/Play) for her performance in Steep’s A Brief History of Helen of Troy.
Linda Vista ‘s production team includes former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Gigi Buffington (company vocal coach) and former Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago associate chair Richard Woodbury (sound designer). The show runs March 30-May 21 at Steppenwolf, located at 1650 N. Halsted in Chicago. For tickets, call 312-335-1650 or click here.
Student Discounts: Limited $15 student tickets are available online. (Limit 2 tickets. Must present a valid student ID for each ticket). For additional student discounts, visit steppenwolf.org/students.