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Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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Cab fare from the Steppenwolf to Union Station was $9.40 when I took it.
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If you need a cab after the performance just tell one of the staff members. They have a cabbie light right outside the main doors that they will activate for you. As soon as the cabs see that light go on they will pull up right to the curb and pick you up.
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Quotes & Highlights

“The most intriguing new show of the summer.” —New York Times
“Smart, stylish…elegantly performed.” —Chicago Tribune


Don’t miss this world premiere by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Eric Rosen.

By Mary Zimmerman

Based on the writings of

Marcel Proust and Celeste Albaret

Directed by Eric Rosen

Scenic design  Dan Ostling  Costume design Mara Blumenfeld 

Lighting design  Chris Binder    Sound design Andre Pluess  

Dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson

A Steppenwolf Theatre Visiting Company Initiative

About Mary Beth Peil

Mary Beth Peil received a Tony Award-nomination for her role opposite Yul Brenner in The King and I, and most recently appeared on Broadway opposite Antonio Banderas in Nine. Peil won an Obie Award for her performance in Cheever Evening, Missing Persons, and Naked Truth. She appeared in the films Odd Coup-le II, Stepford Wives, and the upcoming Flags of our Fathers, and had a recurring role on the hit television show Dawson’s Creek, as well as appearing on Law and Order: SVU and The Reagans. Off-Broadway she has appeared in Hedda Gabler, Frame 312, Sylvia, As Thousands Cheer, and Finding the Sun She has been seen in numerous regional theater productions, including Wit, Lucky Duck, They All Laughed, Hay Fever, Hamlet, Naked Eye, and Month in the Country. Peil is a company member at Atlantic Theater and Drama Department, and has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera National Company and NY City Opera. Peil has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University.


About the Ticket Supplier: About Face Theatre (STC)

About Face Theatre creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous plays to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity, and to challenge and entertain audiences in Chicago, across the country, and around the world. Working within and beyond the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, About Face Theatre is committed to innovation, artistic excellence and community transformation. Through our projects, we strive to challenge our artists' and audience's intellects, imaginations, self-conceptions, moral expectations, and ideas about gender and sexuality in contemporary and historical contexts.

About Face has three programming arms: its award-winning Mainstage Season, its innovative New Works Program, and our nationally recognized Education Programs, including the celebrated About Face Youth Theatre and Educational Outreach tour that collectively reach over 10,000 Illinois students and teachers each year.

About Face has emerged as one of Chicago's most respected theatres, and is quickly emerging as a national center for the development of gay and lesbian theatre.