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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Playwright Lucas Hnath is not one for conventional theatrics. His play Isaac’s Eye (seen here at Writers Theatre), is part historical lecture, part whole-cloth fiction about Isaac Newton. Hillary and Clinton, which premiered last spring at Victory Gardens,...Drama Until Sunday January 29 2017
Straight White Men
Experimentalist Young Jean Lee’s examination of privilege via the traditional narrative form of the father-son play gets a Chicago premiere directed by the playwright herself, with ensemble member Alan Wilder as the dad.Comedy Thursday February 2 2017 - Sunday March 19 2017
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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.