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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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Steppenwolf does not use microphones and it is often difficult to hear the actors.
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There are multiple restaurants along Halsted if you want to eat afterwards and you can park your car in the parking lot for $13 instead of $11 for an additional 90 minutes.
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“Brilliant… a metaphor for love and death, wonder and waiting, blessing and breath…” —Harpers


By Don DeLillo

Directed by ensemble member Amy Morton

Featuring ensemble member Martha Lavey with Louis Cancelmi, John Heard, Larry Kucharik and Penelope Walker
Love-Lies-Bleeding focuses on the last years of a free-spirited artist, now left invalid after a second stroke. His estranged son, wife and ex-wife struggle over the ultimate question: how do they let him die with dignity? As DeLillo masterfully tackles the ethics of their decision, he amplifies what it truly means to be alive.

Steppenwolf continues collaboration with one of America’s foremost writers: Don DeLillo. The Love-Lies-Bleeding playwright is widely recognized as one of the most distinctive and innovative writers of our time. Among his acclaimed novels are Americana, White Noise, Libra, Mao II and Underworld. Steppenwolf Theatre Company produced DeLillo’s novel Libra, adapted and directed by ensemble member John Malkovich in 1994, and play Valparaiso, directed by ensemble member Frank Galati in 2000.

Mingle and enjoy complimentary wine at our opening celebration parties in the Upstairs Lounge, beautifully decorated by Larkspur Florist. Parties begin an hour before all shows through May 6.