lindavistaOur videos are shorts this week. First it’s a new promo clip for Linda Vista, the new play by Tracy Letts that I reviewed Friday. It’s also chock-full-of not-safe-for-work language, so be warned.

This world premiere production at Steppenwolf has just had its run extended and can be seen until May 28 at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N Halsted St, in Chicago, Illinois. You can find ticket information HERE.

In the above clip you will see Ian Barford as “Wheeler,” the hapless victim of progress and his own life choices who has just moved into the Linda Vista apartment complex, reciting a few “Wheelerisms” that might give you a hint just exactly how confoundingly charming our hero is. Linda Vista is “an adult comedy about immature behavior,” and it’s a strikingly honest and hilarious play. Also, to correct an oversight in my review, the direction by Dexter Bullard, was note-perfect.

Below you see the playwright, Tracy Letts, talking about writing Linda Vista.