Don't Miss Tracey Letts' Darkly Comic Linda Vista
In partnership with the Center Theater Group, Second Stage presents the Steppenwolf Theatre production of Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracey Letts' brutally funny midlife crisis tragicomedy as part of their 2019/20 theater season. Fused with Letts' penchant for creating distinctive, flawed characters, potently witty dialogue and thought provoking psychological dynamics, his creations unravel before the audience's eyes in a whirlwind of episodic scenes that punctuate the trainwreck that is central character Wheeler's life.
In the throes of the midlife crises to end all midlife crises, Wheeler is a fifty year old Caucasian male going through a divorce, having thrown in the towel on his marriage, his job and himself. Yet don't feel too sorry for him, because underneath it all he's really a smooth operator whose self-deprecation and hangdog appearance hides his cocky bravado and sense of likeable anti-charm. When he moves to the gated community of Linda Vista, San Diego, he finds himself in a love triangle with two very different women.