It is no secret that Chicago is rich & excellent with theatre venues, production, & acting, visit one while you are here….
Home to many great actors like Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, & Laurie Metcalf, Steppenwolf has been an iconic Chicago Theater Company since 1974. The theater operates as a not-for-profit organization that presents up to 16 productions a year on their 3 stages, don’t miss a chance to see a truly professional performance while you are in Chicago. Click here for discounted tickets and a description of their new play: The Birthday Party. 1650 N. Halsted Ave.
Here’s some must-see productions for your itinerary on a Windy City winter night…
According to the Neo-Futurist hotline, snagging a seat to the 19-year-old, late-night show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind involves getting there at least 45 minutes in advance and standing in line outside the Nelson Funeral Home (located at Clark & Foster in Andersonville). The admission price depends on your luck with a pair of dice, but one thing is guaranteed- you won’t regret sitting through this lively long on-going show.
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The Chicago Theatre Movement took off in the 1970′s and 1980′s, and has continued to grow ever since. Today, the New York Times names Chicago as a city ”with a theatre scene as vibrant as New York’s.” The adjacent Old Town neighborhood is home to many independent theatre companies who put on award winning drama and comedy productions. Some of your favorite comedians got their start just down the street at Second City, and our neighborhood is home to some of the oldest theatre companies in America. From improv to political commentary, there is something for everyone on any of the stages in this diverse neighborhood.
1650 N. Halsted
Steppenwolf Theatre Company began in Chicago in 1976 with only nine actors. Today it is the longest running and most successful theatre company in the country, with forty nine artists including actors, directors, playwrites, and film makers.
Now through November 8, 2009 catch Fake, written and directed by Steppenwolf members Eric Simonson and Kate Arrington. This drama is set in 1914, and explores sentiments about truth, faith, science, and evolution. This production runs Tuesday through Sunday and tickets can be purchased for $40 by visiting their website or contacting the box office at 312-335-1650. Steppenwolf theatre is a short walk from the Chicago Getaway Hostel at 1650 N Halsted. Read more