Alana Arenas, Mariann Mayberry, Molly Regan & More Set for Steppenwolf's GOOD PEOPLE, 9/13-11/11
Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens the 2012/13 season with Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Good People features ensemble members Alana Arenas, Mariann Mayberry and Molly Regan with Will Allen, Keith Kupferer and Lusia Strus.
Good People begins previews September 13 (Opening Night is September 23; Press Performances are September 22 at 3pm and September 25 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 11, 2012 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 – $86) go on sale August 3 at 11am (prices are subject to change).
When Margie Walsh loses her job at a South Boston dollar store, she reaches out to old flame Mike, a Southie boy who left the neighborhood and became a successful doctor. Margie's attempt to hit Mike up for a job takes on a threatening cast when she realizes the power a secret from Mike's past holds. From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People looks at the dangerous consequences of choosing to hold on to the past or leaving it behind.
Good People was produced on Broadway in 2011 and marks David Lindsay-Abaire's debut at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. K. Todd Freeman,best known as an actor, has been a member of the Steppenwolf ensemble since 1993. His recent Steppenwolf acting credits include The Brother/Sister Plays, The Tempest and Art.
Steppenwolf's 2012/13 season, The Reckoning, explores the moment when we are called to account. Will our deeds be repaid? Will our secrets be revealed? Will we get what we deserve? Good People is one of five stories about what happens when the past comes knocking.
The production team for Good People includes: Walt Spangler (scenic design), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costume design), Kevin Rigdon (lighting design), and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design). Additional credits include: Erica Daniels (casting), Christine D. Freeburg (stage manager) and Michelle Medvin (assistant stage manager).
Good People officially opens on September 23 at 6pm, and plays September 25 – November 11, 2012. Accessible Performances Sign language-interpreted performance is October 21 at 7:30pm. Open-captioned performance is October 27 at 3pm. Audio-described performance and touch tour is November 4 at 1:30pm (3pm performance). Regular run curtain time Tuesdays through Sundays is 7:30pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm and Wednesday matinees at 2pm on October 24, 31 and November 7.
Note: There is no 7:30pm performance on September 18; there is no 3pm performance on September 23; and the evening performance on September 23 is at 6pm and is by invitation only.
Preview tickets are $20 –$57. Regular run tickets cost $20 – $86. Online ticketing is available at steppenwolf.org. Call 312-335-1650 for more information.
20 for $20: Twenty $20 tickets are available by phone or in person beginning at 11am on the day of each performance (1pm for Sunday performances).
Rush Tickets: Half-price rush tickets are available one hour before each show. Student Discounts: Limited $15 student tickets are available online using promo code: "PEOPLE15." (Limit 2 tickets. Must present a valid student ID for each ticket). For additional student discounts, visit steppenwolf.org/students.
Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. Steppenwolf is located near all forms of public transportation and is wheelchair accessible. Street and lot parking are available. Performances featuring American Sign Language interpretation, open captioning and audio description are offered during the run of each play. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are available for every performance.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is America's longest standing, most distinguished ensemble theater, producing nearly 700 performances and events annually in its three Chicago theater spaces-the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat Garage Theatre. Formed in 1976 by a collective of actors, Steppenwolf has grown into an ensemble of 43 actors, writers and directors. Artistic programming at Steppenwolf includes a five-play Subscription Season, a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season and three repertory series: First Look Repertory of New Work, Garage Rep and Next Up. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Off-Broadway, Broadway, London, Sydney and Dublin. Steppenwolf has the distinction of being the only theater to receive the National Medal of Arts, in addition to numerous other prestigious honors including an Illinois Arts Legend Award and nine Tony Awards. Martha Lavey is the Artistic Director and David Hawkanson is the Executive Director. Nora Daley is Chair of Steppenwolf's Board of Trustees. For additional information, visit steppenwolf.org, facebook.com/steppenwolftheatre and twitter.com/steppenwolfthtr.
Photo credit: Sandro