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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A single mother and housekeeper in a luxury hotel must decide what kind of compromises she’s willing to make for the opportunity to move up into management in this new play by Erika Sheffer (Russian Transport). Yasen Peyankov directs.Drama Until Friday December 23 2016Read more
Lucas Hnath’s play examines a megachurch pastor who suffers a crisis of faith. It premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New Plays in 2014 before going on to an acclaimed Off Broadway run at New York’s Playwrights Horizons in 2015....Drama Until Sunday January 29 2017Read more
You're Being Ridiculous
A varying lineup of performers, from live-lit regulars to first-timers, reads true, funny stories from their own lives loosely arranged around a common theme in this comic storytelling show produced and hosted by Jeremy Owens.Storytelling Saturday January 7 2017 - Saturday January 21 2017Read more
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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!
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.