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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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"The Brother/Sister Plays"
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4.7 average rating
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33 reviews
22 stars
attended Jan 29 2010

A splendid evening--Beautifully written, directed and acted, a very satisfying and challenging evening in the theater. It was wonderful

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29 stars
attended Apr 04 2010

Saw In the Red and Brown Water. A delightful, insightful production. Sterling script, stellar cast. Reminded me just why I love live theatre.

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22 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 21 2010

I thought that this play was very unique with its use of third person dialog. The set was sparse, but that just addded to the production. The play was well acted and I enjoyed it.

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Steppenwolf will present The Brother/Sister Plays in repertory, with In the Red and Brown Water on one evening, in rotation with the two shorter plays on another. The plays can be experienced in any order, although chronologically Red and Brown Water comes first, The Brothers Size second and Marcus third. The three plays don’t line up in a neat linear way: they reflect on each other, echo, contradict, remind. They’re less in a perfect chronology than they are “in conversation” with each other.

Please note that the two evenings are ticketed separately.

*__In the Red and Brown Water__ *

Fast, spirited Oya is a promising young athlete who is offered a scholarship that could jump-start her future. Forced to choose between her dying mother and her own dreams, she makes a life-changing decision. Oya’s subsequent path to womanhood leads her to a crossroads where she finds herself torn between settling down… and just settling.

*__The Brothers Size__ *

When Oshooshie Size is released from jail he goes to work in his brother’s car repair shop. When his best friend from prison also shows up, a tense tug of war results. The Brothers Size is a fierce and honest look at the complex bonds of brotherhood.

*__Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet__ *

Marcus is sixteen. He is also coming to terms with his sexuality while uncovering the mysterious secrets of his family’s past. An entrancing coming-of-age story, Marcus is about the difficult quest for identity in an out spoken and strong-willed community.

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.