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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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Parking costs $10 or $12, depending on the day. No elevator in the garage. Street parking is scarce, and since there's no intermission, you can't go out & pay for more time.
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This is a one act play, lasting one hour & 45 minutes. You can take a drink into the theatre.
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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.

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.