The juggernaut that’s home to maybe the world’s most famous acting ensemble (paging Gary Sinise, John Mahoney, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton, William Petersen…) is probably what most people outside Chicago think of when they hear “Chicago theater.” From famous basement origins has risen a major institution where two performance venues house a lineup of new and classic plays (a third, the Garage just down the street, hosts a somewhat funkier slate).
|Venue name:||Steppenwolf Theatre Company||Contact:|
1650 N Halsted St
|Cross street:||between Willow St and North Ave|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to North/Clybourn. Bus: 8, 72.|
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Tony winner Debra Monk plays the title role of a woman with cancer who is visited by her adult son in this world premiere by David Rabe, to be staged by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. Joining Monk in the cast are Ian Barford, K. Todd Freeman,...Drama Until Sunday November 6 2016Read more
The Burials, loosely inspired by Antigone, focuses on the sister of a school shooter. Playwright Caitlin Parrish, currently the executive story editor for the CW TV series Supergirl, and director Erica Weiss conducted interviews with Chicago Public Schools...Drama Saturday October 8 2016 - Saturday October 22 2016Read more
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Steppenwolf is a Chicago theater institution. Make plans to see the full season (season passes are very reasonably priced) if you live in Chicago and if you're just visiting then be sure to add a show here to your itinerary.
When it comes to theater in Chicago, Steppenwolf is the bee's knees. It's been home to Pulitzer Prize winning plays, and often puts shows up before they move onto New York for Broadway infamy. Any show you see there is probably going to be a winner, and if you're a theater aficionado, you're going to want to pay close attention to its lineup year round.