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 Saturday October 29 2016 - Sunday November 6 2016Read more
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 Thursday November 10 2016 - Friday December 23 2016Read more
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Chicago Podcast Festival
Sit in the audience for live tapings of some of your favorite podcasts at this new festival, produced by the organizers behind the Chicago Improv Fest. Headlining podcasts include Bullseye! with Jesse Thorn, Hello from the Magic Tavern, Filmspotting,...TV, radio and podcast recordings Thursday November 17 2016 - Saturday November 19 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.