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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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Subscribers will be seated in the same seats for all performances in the Downstairs Theatre.  Every seat is excellent, and none is more than forty feet from the stage!

Performances included in the subscription series are:

  • October 3, 2006 at 7:30pm — The Pillowman
  • December 19, 2006 at 7:30pm — Sonia Flew
  • February 27, 2007 at 7:30pm — Betrayal
  • April 24, 2007 at 7:30pm — The Diary of Anne Frank
  • July 17, 2007 at 7:30pm — August: Osage County

The Pillowman

October 3, 2006 at 7:30pm

By Martin McDonagh

After captivating London and New York audiences, this dark comic masterpiece debuts in Chicago.  A writer is interrogated about his nightmarish short stories and their similarities to a number of murders occurring in his town. When the writer’s mentally impaired brother is also brought in for questioning, this police procedural takes twists and turns that will leave you spellbound.

Sonia Flew

December 19, 2006 at 7:30pm

By Melinda Lopez

Sonia, a Cuban immigrant raising two children with her Jewish husband in Minneapolis, is preparing for Christmas and Hanukah. When war intrudes on her son’s life, Sonia must struggle with her own childhood memory of escaping the Cuban revolution.

Betrayal;— In the Upstairs Theatre

February 27, 2007 at 7:30pm

By Harold Pinter

Over the course of seven years, Emma and Jerry hide a love affair from Robert, Emma’s husband and Jerry’s best friend. The classic play of marriage and infidelity from this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature reveals all of the doubts, worries, jealousies and ecstasies of relationships.

_"The Diary of Anne Frank":

_April 24, 2007 at 7:30pm

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman

It’s a story the world knows by heart: a young Jewish girl’s harrowing account of hiding with her family from the Nazis in a tiny attic in Amsterdam. A striking new adaptation restores deleted passages from the diary, offering us a richer look into this extraordinary young woman’s coming of age.

August: Osage County

July 17, 2007 at 7:30pm

By ensemble member Tracy Letts

When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter. With rich insight and brilliant humor, Letts paints a vivid portrait of a Midwestern family at a turning point.

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.