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Steppenwolf Merle Reskin Garage Theatre
1624 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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Mary Plunkett
There is a soft beverage/snack bar in the theatre. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood.
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Mary Plunkett
The weather was somewhat cold, but the Red Line has a stop a block away, at Clybourn and North Ave.. I wore a pair of pants and sweater. Dress is very casual..
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attended Jun 12 2011

Intriguing story and top-notch acting. I really liked this play and all the concepts that floated through it: loss, coping with loss and hunger for love.

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Description

By Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Jaclynn Jutting

Featuring Amy J. Carle, Derek Hasenstab and Adam Poss

Animals Out of Paper is one of three productions from Chicago’s next generation of artists presented in repertory at The Garage. NEXT UP is presented in collaboration with Northwestern University’s MFA programs in Direction and Design, and will feature the work of graduates of those programs with casts of professional Chicago actors.

Playwright Rajiv Joseph described his inspiration for the play in a 2008 interview: “I came into the subject in a strange way, since I don’t fold origami at all,” he explains. “I had always been interested in writing a play about a young prodigy. I’ve always liked chess, but chess-prodigy stories have been done. One night I was sitting on a Greyhound bus next to a woman who was folding origami and we started talking. She told me she teaches children origami, and she noted that every once in a while, a kid will understand how to fold in a way that most other people cannot. She said these kids ‘see folds before they happen,’ which I thought was fascinating, and which led me to the creation of this play.”

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.