Dead Man's Cell Phone, A Quirky Comic Adventure at Steppenwolf Theatre
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Rudy and his friends light up the stage in this exciting new musical adaptation of the holiday TV special that celebrates the misfit in all of us. From Rudolph, the reindeer who tries to hide his very shiny nose before he realizes he can save Santa's Christmas, to his pals Clarice, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and even the Abominable Snowman, this song-filled, large-scale extravaganza brings their unforgettable adventures to life. In addition to the classic title song by Johnny Marks, the original soundtrack boasts great tunes like "There's Always Tomorrow," "We're a Couple of Misfits," "Silver and Gold," "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and more. Learn More
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I sat there and watched all these smug, self satisfied subscribers look at each other with this "I *got* it, didn't you? Aren't we special" look.
Newsflash - the Emperor has no clothes.
OMG - the comparison to High School theater above is generous. Too generous.
My wife and I are in town for one weekend specifically to see Chicago Theatre, the plays, the talent, the companies that put Chicago at the heart of the North American Stage This isn't it.
I wasted my precious hours in a hackneyed out of town script perfunctorily done by imported actors on a terrible set that could have funded a real theatre for months. Shame on you Steppenwolf.
Locals - your great theatre lies in the dozens of small houses - one on virtually every corner - struggling to pay rent. Not these spoiled behemoths. McDonalds, Wal-mart, Steppenwolf.
I want my two hours of Chicago Theatre back again - but it's gone forever!
Jean is sleepwalking through her life until she answers a dead man’s cell phone. It turns out to be a wake-up call that sends her on a date with the dead man’s brother, a drinking binge with his wife, and a mysterious rendezvous with his mistress--not to mention trips to the afterlife and the black market. In this quirky modern adventure, Jean reconnects to her own spirit and learns that life is for the living.
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jessica Thebus
Sarah Ruhl gained widespread recognition for her play The Clean House, which won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. She also won the 2006 MacArthur Fellowship for “creating vivid and adventurous theatrical works that poignantly juxtapose the mundane aspects of daily life with mythic themes of love and war." Other plays include Eurydice and Passion Play.
Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance.
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.