Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Ms. Blakk for President
Runs May 23Jul 21, 2019

Meet America’s first drag queen presidential candidate—Ms. Joan Jett Blakk—as she announces her bid to run for President of the United States. It’s Chicago, 1992, and with the …

True West
Runs Jul 05Aug 25, 2019

In 1982, Steppenwolf exploded onto the American Theatre scene with its now legendary production of Sam Shepard’s True West. This American classic traces the sometimes violent and always volatile relationship …

Michael Brown in Association with Rough House Theatre presents
Invitation to a Beheading
Runs Jul 25Jul 28, 2019

In a bizarre and irrational world, a man is condemned to death for an absurd crime, and sent to a surreal prison to await his execution. But the …

Siblings with Special Guest Modaff
Jul 31, 2019

Siblings is Sarah Giovannetti, Kevin Greene and Max McKenna, three musicians and songwriters who make music with sincerity and punchiness. The three first performed together in Chicago pop …

One Year Chekhov presents
Uncle Vanya
Aug 01, 2019

Join One Year Chekhov for a radical new take on Uncle Vanya, led by actors and fueled by live music. Expect the unexpected with gender fluid casting, spontaneous moments …

Silent Theatre presents
The Wild Party Variety Hour
Aug 03, 2019

A Halloween Summer Show and Costume Party!

As the final leg of the Wild Party Variety Hour’s 10th Anniversary Tour, Silent Theatre proudly present an all new horror story. …

Nestor ‘The Boss’ Gomez presents
80 Minutes Around The World
New Work
Runs Aug 07Aug 08, 2019

Nestor Gomez is the creator, curator, producer and host of this two hour evening: a storytelling show which features eight ten-minute stories from immigrants and allies from around …

A Night with EbonyEssenceJet
Runs Aug 09Aug 10, 2019

EbonyEssenceJet brings its signature mix of improv, stand-up, solo characters, topical and pop-culture references laced with audience participation to Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre. Come witness these four African-American comediennes …

Trickshooter Social Club presents
American Experiment
Aug 15, 2019

Trickshooter Social Club brings their critically acclaimed new album, American Experiment, to life with an unapologetic look at the beauty, volatility, possibility, and absurdity of the American Experiment we …

Show Your Flames
Physical Theater
Runs Aug 16Aug 17, 2019

Show Your Flames is a hilarious, non-stop acid trip performance of physical theater that takes place within a neurodivergent imagination. With an honest mind that works so drastically …

Pop Magic Productions and En Las Tablas Performing Arts Present
In Partnership with Fusion Theatre Company, La Compagnie Certes, Chez Arts, and Global Hive Laboratories
Experimental, Variety
Aug 18, 2019

Medusa is a multidisciplinary performance devised by an international ensemble of artists over one year, in four countries. Medusa celebrates the intersectional feminist revitalization of western mythology, the integration of accessibility …

Muslim Writers Collective presents
Runs Aug 30Aug 31, 2019

Falafel for your thoughts? From the stranger who came thru in your time of need to the pal who unexpectedly saved the day – or even that annoying …

The Great Leap
Runs Sep 05Oct 20, 2019

When an American basketball team travels to Beijing amidst tensions in the late 80s, past relationships collide with present day revelations. Witty and weighty, this Chicago premiere explores …

Steppenwolf for Young Adults
The Brothers Size
Children’s/Family, Drama
Runs Oct 02Oct 19, 2019

Returning to our stage for the first time since its celebrated Chicago premiere, Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size. Ogun Size is hardworking …

New Work
Runs Nov 07Dec 29, 2019

The evocative live music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo forms the foundation of this Steppenwolf world premiere production written and co-directed by ensemble member Eric Simonson. As the story …

Dance Nation
Runs Dec 12, 2019Jan 26, 2020

A pre-teen dance troupe navigates ambition, friendship and desire as they claw their way to Nationals in Tampa Bay. Featuring a multigenerational cast of women playing our pre-teen …

Runs Jan 23Mar 08, 2020

In a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs… Tracy Letts’s …

Steppenwolf for Young Adults
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Literary Adaptation, New Work
Runs Feb 26Mar 21, 2020

A world premiere adaptation of Erika L. Sánchez’s award-winning novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter follows Julia, a Chicago high school student as she navigates trials …

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington
Runs Apr 02May 17, 2020

The recently widowed “Mother of America” lies helpless in her Mount Vernon bed, ravaged by illness and attended to by the very enslaved people who are free the …

King James
Runs May 07Jun 21, 2020

“King” LeBron James’s reign in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. As the city celebrates a championship, two …

Catch As Catch Can
Runs Jun 04Jul 26, 2020

Two blue collar New England families grapple with a spiraling crisis that threatens not just their relationships, but their very identities. Three actors take on the six roles, …

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The Steppenwolf ensemble first began performing in the mid-1970s in the basement of a Highland Park church, the ambitious brainchild of three high school and college friends: Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney and Gary Sinise. Fast forward 35 years and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company has become the nation’s premier ensemble theater—redefining the landscape of acting and performance. The ensemble has grown to 44 members who represent a remarkable generation of actors, directors and playwrights.
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