"Renowed Theatre Company" Steppenwolf Theater Tip by TRimer

Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago: 3 reviews and 1 photos

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by TRimer

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an internationally renown regional ensemble theater. Founded in 1974 by Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry, and Gary Sinise (in a basement in Highland Park), the company has been producing a full season of plays annually since 1976. The 34 ensemble members have ventured beyond their Chicago homestage into film, television and onto other stages while maintaining their deep-rooted connections to Steppenwolf. No other American theater ensemble has survived as long and thrived as much as the Steppenwolf company of artists.

Starting with its 1982 revival of Sam Shepard's "True West," the company has transferred several shows to New York, including the Tony Award-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men." Steppenwolf has earned a reputation for quality, risk-taking and integrity. In addition to presenting American theater (and the occasional film-star vanity show or British import), Steppenwolf also develops new work and exposes its audiences to new artists.

Famous Steppenwolf alumni include: Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf,

Dress Code: Currently on stage at Steppenwolf (as of July 2005), are:

John Malhoney (the dad in Fraser) will be appearing next season in The Unmentionables in the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre.

John Malkovich (as in Being John Malkovich) just finished up a run in Lost Land.

Martha Plimpton will appear in the ensemble cast of Love Song in the 2005-2006 season.

Address: 1650 N. Halsted (b/w North Ave. & Willow)
Directions: El (Red Line to North /Clybourn) and walk North on Halsted Street. Or take the Brown Line to Sedwick. Walk West on North to Halsted.
Phone: (312) 335-1650
Theme: Theater
Website: http://www.steppenwolf.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 12, 2005
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