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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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“A smashing new satire! Massively entertaining!” —Time Out Chicago
“A writer who is actually saying something…the play feels very much of the moment. Excellent.” —Chicago Tribune
“Not for the faint of heart… The direction by Shapiro is flawless…her ensemble delivers A+ performances we have come to expect from Steppenwolf.” —Daily Herald


Something’s been gnawing at the avocados in Clay and Kelly’s kitchen. This upper middle class American couple will go to any lengths to protect their children from whatever creature has invaded their domestic bliss, but the sense of invasion will not stop. This darkly funny, bitingly insightful comedy exposes one family’s dysfunction and darkest secrets during a particularly interesting Thanksgiving.

Contains adult language and content.

Written by Bruce Norris

Directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro

Featuring ensemble members Tracy Letts and Mariann Mayberry with Lillian Almaguer, Kate Arrington, Darragh Quinn Dolan, Jayne Houdyshell, James Vincent Meredith and Zak Orth