Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

This thrilling mystery buried by years of history, fiction and conflict plays through April 9, 2023.

By: Mar. 10, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is continuing its 47th season with ensemble member Rajiv Joseph's Chicago premiere of Describe the Night, directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton. This thrilling mystery buried by years of history, fiction and conflict plays through April 9, 2023 in Steppenwolf's Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell, the centerpiece of its recently unveiled Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center, 1646 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, March 12 at 6 pm.

Get a first look at photos below!

Describe the Night features ensemble members Glenn Davis, James Vincent Meredith, Sally Murphy, Caroline Neff and Yasen Peyankov with Jack Cain, Charence Higgins and Jon Hudson Odom.

Truth is lie; lie is truth. 1920: Jewish writer Isaac Babel begins a journal while serving in war. Ninety years later, this same journal is found in the wreckage of a suspicious plane crash. What did Babel write, and why does it matter? Ensemble member Rajiv Joseph's epic thriller ricochets through place and time following the unlikely lives of seven individuals - soldiers and poets, KGB agents and babushkas - as they unearth mysteries buried by decades of history, fiction and blood.

Single tickets for Describe the Night starting at $20 are now on sale at steppenwolf.org and the Box Office at (312) 335-1650.

Steppenwolf 2022-23 Flex Memberships are currently on sale: Black Card Memberships with six tickets for use any time for any production, and Red Card Memberships for theatergoers under 30.

Photo credit: Michael Brosilow

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Glenn Davis and Yasen Peyankov

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Yasen Peyankov and James Vincent Meredith

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Caroline Neff and Jack Cain

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Yasen Peyankov and James Vincent Meredith

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Glenn Davis and Caroline Neff

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Glenn Davis, Sally Murphy and Charence Higgins

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
James Vincent Meredith and Sally Murphy

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Jack Cain and Caroline Neff

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Sally Murphy, Glenn Davis and Charence Higgins

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Sally Murphy and James Vincent Meredith

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Glenn Davis and Yasen Peyankov

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Glenn Davis and Charence Higgins

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Sally Murphy and James Vincent Meredith

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Glenn Davis and Charence Higgins

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Caroline Neff and Glenn Davis

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Sally Murphy, Glenn Davis and Charence Higgins

Photos: First Look at DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Glenn Davis and Yasen Peyankov




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