Steppenwolf Theatre . Chicago
During a few days in Chicago I stumbled upon a show at the Steppenwolf Theatre called “Lost Land.” In this production one of my all-time favorite actors John Malkovich plays a government official intent on returning a vineyard owner back to his former position as a government official in post World War 1 Hungary.
Martha Lavey plays the part of a bitter the all-business middle age sister perfectly. Her verbal barbs are sharp, and a perfect compliment to Malkovich’s subtle, sly, and easy going manner.
The entire cast was excellent, and it was certainly a treat to see such a talented and well known actor perform in an intimate environment just a few rows away from me.
“Lost Land” plays through June 5. The Steppenwolf Theatre is at 1650 North Halsted Street, Chicago. More at Steppenwolf.org