Steppenwolf Presents Hit the Wall, Performed by The Inconvenience
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The last date listed for Hit the Wall was Thursday February 16, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents a variety show like no other in The Midnight City, an amalgamation of storytelling, videography and visual art from notorious local artist and urban provocateur Tony Fitzpatrick and his friend and Chicago Cubs devotee Stan Klein. Drawing from real-life conversations, the imposing Irishman and his slighter, shyer Jewish friend explore hard truths, personal anecdotes and current events as they orbit around major life events including Fitzpatrick's pending move to New Orleans to draw birds and Klein's job working for his favorite baseball team. Peppered with original works by video artist Kristin Reeves, The Midnight City is an utterly singular theatrical experience built on a most unlikely friendship. Learn More
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Excellent performance. My only criticism is that I wish the pre-show performance by the band wasn't so loud - - a lot of other attendees were wearing earplugs, so they must have been tipped off to that. I wish someone had alerted me in advance...continued
By Ike Holter
Directed by Eric Hoff
Featuring Walter Owen Briggs, Manny Buckley, Daniel Desmaris, Desmond Gray, Steve Lenz, Rania Salem Manganaro, Layne Manzer, Shannon Matesky, Arturo Soria and Mary Williamson
A Steppenwolf Visiting Company Initiative
The Inconvenience is a community of interdisciplinary artists who seek to create a new way of experiencing art through a collaboration of music, theatre, dance, fine art and celebration. They create, produce, and curate work that challenges audience and artist perspectives and ignites social dialogue. www.inconvenience.org
Ike Holter’s pieces have been presented with Nothing Without a Company, ATC, City Lit, Stage 773, EP Theater and Mixed Blood Theater. He’s the two time recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry award for Playwriting from the Kennedy Center’s ACTF festival and a Many Voices fellowship from The Playwrights Center. He has had four shows produced with The Inconvenience, where he is a company member. Eric Hoff is a director and an activist, whose mission is to explore the intersection of beautiful art and social justice. He is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab. Next summer, he is directing What’s the T? for About Face Youth Theatre. In New York, Eric serves as Operations Manager for ICE, the International Contemporary Ensemble and is a co-founder of The Accidentals.