Steppenwolf Extends TRIBES Through 2/15

Steppenwolf Extends TRIBES Through 2/15

directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton, and featuring ensemble members Alana Arenas, Francis Guinan and Molly Regan with Steve Haggard, John McGinty and Helen Sadler. This "especially stimulating, smart and important play" (Chicago Tribune) that "Buzzes, Dizzies, and Dazzles" (Chicago magazine) continues for six additional performances, through February 15. In addition, the 3pm performance on February 8, and the 7:30pm performance on February 14 now feature American Sign Language Interpretation and Open Captioning. Tickets to the additional performances of Tribes ($20 - $82) go on sale Friday, 1/17 at 11am through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 or at

Added performances of Tribes are:

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30pm

Thursday, February 13 at 7:30pm

Friday, February 14 at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 15 at 3pm and 7:30pm (closing)

Billy's intellectual and proudly eccentric English family is its own tiny empire: private languages, in-jokes and fiery arguments. Billy, deaf since birth (McGinty, also happens to be deaf), is the only one who truly listens. When he meets his girlfriend Sylvia (Arenas), he is introduced to a larger Deaf community, which sparks a struggle for self-identity and rebellion against his family. Tribes is a sharp, witty story about finding the place where you can be heard-and a family that feels like home.

The production team for Tribes includes: Walt Spangler (scenic design), Rachel Anne Healy (costume design), Keith Parham (lighting design), Josh Schmidt (sound design and original music) and John Boesche (projection design). Additional credits include: Erica Daniels (casting), Michelle Medvin (stage manager) and Christine D. Freeburg (assistant stage manager).

Tickets to Tribes ($20 - $82) are on sale now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and Tickets are $30 for people who utilize Open Captioning or American Sign Language. One companion may also purchase a ticket for $30. 20 for $20: twenty $20 tickets are available through Audience Services 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: a limited number of $15 student tickets are available online. Limit 2 tickets per student; must present a valid student ID for each ticket. For additional student discounts, visit Group Tickets: all groups of 10 or more receive a discounted rate for any performance throughout the season. For additional information, visit

United is the Presenting Sponsor of Tribes. Allstate and Northern Trust are the Corporate Production Co-Sponsor of Tribes. Tribes is supported by a grant from The Chicago Community Trust.

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