Chi theater offers 'Pillowman,' 'Osage County'
“The Pillowman” and the world preem of a play by Tracy Letts (“Bug”) are among the offerings of the 2006-07 season at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chi.Company’s 31st season kicks off with “Pillowman,” the Martin McDonagh chiller nommed for a 2005 Tony. Amy Morton directs. Lett’s latest, “August: Osage County,” follows a Kansas family grappling with the disappearance of its patriarch. Morton will appear in the production, set to begin perfs in June 2007. Before that, Letts and Morton will co-star in the Steppenwolf’s January production of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal.” Also on the theater’s slate are “Sonia Flew,” by Melinda Lopez; stage adaptations of Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” and Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”; and the April opening of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” helmed by Tina Landau.