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 three venues house a lineup of new and classic plays and, in the new 1700 Theatre, more eclectic performance. After spending much of its life as a rather homogeneous unit—until 2007, there was only one person of color among the dozens of ensemble members—Steppenwolf has taken positive steps over the last decade toward diversifying both its people and its plays.
|Venue name:||Steppenwolf Theatre Company|
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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Steppenwolf’s ravenous ensembles are famous for chowing down on any script with a hint of meat on its bones. Danai Gurira’s 2015 comedy Familiar, which chronicles one crazy-ass day in the life of a Zimbabwean-American family, provides the actors with...Until Tuesday January 15 2019
Chicago-based playwright Isaac Gomez makes his Steppenwolf debut with this tale of the women who live, work and too often disappear from the American-owned factories in Juarez, Mexico, along the U.S. border. Sandra Marquez directs an all-female, primarily...Thursday December 13 2018 - Sunday January 27 2019
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I wish I could live here. Excellent theatre, every time. I never walk away un-moved. Currently the Christians is playing with actor Tom Irwin as the lead. He's one of my favorite performers to watch, and he doesn't disappoint with the Christians. If you're under 30, I HIGHLY suggest getting a RED card and seeing amazing theatre at enormous discounts.
Steppenwolf is one of my favorite places to see a play! i love that they added in the beautiful front bar and i would go get a drink there even if i wasn't seeing a show! i feel like every seat in the theater is a good seat and i can't wait to get back there!