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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Walter Washington (Eamonn Walker), known to nearly everyone around him as “Pops” or “Dad,” is struggling to hold on to a lot of things that are slipping away. A retired NYPD cop—forcibly retired, after he was shot eight years earlier by a white rookie...Drama Tuesday July 26 2016 - Sunday August 21 2016Read more
[Note: Originally mounted at the Den Theatre in January 2016, Byhalia, Mississippi returns for a summer remount at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre with its entire original cast. Time Out’s original review follows.] Of all life’s significant milestones, the...Drama Thursday July 28 2016 - Sunday August 21 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.