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Steppenwolf announces summer LookOut performance series

Written by
Kris Vire

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has revealed the initial lineup for its new LookOut multi-genre performance series (as teased in the company's subscription season announcement earlier this month), to be presented in the company's new 1700 Theatre.

In chronological order, the lineup includes:

May 19: Singer-songwriter Charlie Strater and friends

May 20: Rock & roll band Curio

May 23–24: Fawzia Mirza's solo play Me, My Mom and Sharmila

May 31–June 12: The previously announced run of Justin Tanner's play Voice Lessons, starring Laurie Metcalf, French Stewart and Maile Flanagan

June 15: Science Night, a live, interactive game show created by the Dilettantes

June 17–18: Improv troupe Sand (Thomas Kelly, Scott Nelson and Mike Brunlieb)

June 21: Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents a staged reading by The Yard

June 23: Musician Dylan Rice leads an evening of Chicago singer-songwriters

June 24: Music by David Singer & the Sweet Science

June 25–26: A staged reading of Second City Theatricals' 2004 hit musical The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet

June 27: Author and performer Isaac Oliver makes his first Chicago appearance, reading from his essay collection, Intimacy Idiot

July 8–9: Conceived by and starring actor Alex Grelle (as Shelley Duvall), Shelley Duvall's Women Under the Influence Theatre deconstructs iconic moments in cinema

August 15–17: Curated by WBEZ and The Moth's Tyler Greene, Sounds Like Chicago: A Live Podcast Festival features some of Chicago's best homegrown shows

Tickets for all summer LookOut programs will go on sale April 22. Additional LookOut programming announcements for fall and beyond will be forthcoming.

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