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Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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Based on the work by Haruki Murakami

Adapted for the stage and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati

Featuring Keong Sim, Hanson Tse, Kayla Tucker, Tiffany Fujiwara, Aiko Nakasone and Andrew Pang

In 1995, Haruki Murakami, one of Japan’s most highly regarded novelists, returned to his hometown of Kobe after a disastrous earthquake nearly destroyed the entire city. after the quake, the collection of short stories inspired by this event, measures the aftershocks in personal lives after a catastrophe. Ensemble member Frank Galati, whose Steppenwolf literary adaptations include the Tony Award-winning The Grapes of Wrath, directs this fantastical world premiere in the Upstairs Theatre.

Complimentary pre-show sushi will begin at 6:30 p.m in the lobby of the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre. Wine and other spirits are also available. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an internationally-renowned company of thirty-five artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking, and textual adaptation. Steppenwolf has redefined the landscape of acting and performance by spawning a generation of America's most gifted artists, including Joan Allen, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton and Gary Sinise. No other American theater ensemble has survived as long and thrived as much as the Steppenwolf company of artists, who return home to Chicago to do the work they love.