Steppenwolf Presents Fake, a World Premiere Production
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The last date listed for Fake was Sunday November 8, 2009 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre:
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- $58.00 - $70.00
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Nina Raine's Tribes follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside the defiantly idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon of his parents' house. He's adapted brilliantly to his hearing family's unconventional ways, but they've never returned the favor, leaving Billy isolated and alone -- and without the use of sign language. It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness herself, that he finally understands what it feels like to be understood. The deaf community becomes his new "tribe," leading to tensions with his family. The play premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2010 with a sold-out run, garnering rave reviews and numerous honors, and then made another critically acclaimed appearance off-Broadway, where it won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Learn More
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Run: do not walk to this production of "Fake" that wonders who was responsible for the Piltdown hoax. Each actor plays a dual role brilliantly especially Francis Guinan as Doyle & Cole but all are fabulous. The costumes & set design are fantastic: you are transported to 1914 & 1953. The script takes what could have been an extremely dry subject and makes it funny, sad, and fascinating. Skip the brainless musical re-treads downtown & head to this production instead. A word of caution on seating which is kind of like flying Northwest. Don't bring large bags or lots of shopping bags if you're out & about prior. No overhead bins here.
Ensemble member Eric Simonson recently completed a documentary on the late Studs Terkel for HBO. Simonson received a Tony® nomination for his direction of Steppenwolf's The Song of Jacob Zulu with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and directed an Oscar®-nominated documentary about the acclaimed South African singing group. Simonson received an Oscar® for Best Documentary Short for his film A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin in 2006. Other directing credits at Steppenwolf include Carter’s Way (also playwright), Slaughterhouse-Five (also adaptor) and Nomathemba (Hope).
By ensemble member Eric Simonson
Directed by ensemble member Eric Simonson
Featuring ensemble members Kate Arrington, Francis Guinan and Alan Wilder with Coburn Goss and Larry Yando
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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.