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Two Additional Performances Added for Comedian Jerrod Carmichael's New Solo Show at Steppenwolf Theatre

Two Additional Performances Added for Comedian Jerrod Carmichael's New Solo Show at Steppenwolf Theatre

The new show titled Jerrod Carmichael: Ari told me I lack focus will make its debut in Steppenwolf’s intimate Downstairs Theater this Fall.

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre has added two additional performances of Emmy award-winning comedian Jerrod Carmichael's new solo show on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at 10 pm, as part of Carmichael's upcoming stand-up engagement in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Tickets for the added performances are now on sale at steppenwolf.org/jerrod or by calling (312) 335-1650.

Hot on the heels of Carmichael's Emmy win for the smash hit HBO Special Rothaniel - widely hailed as a groundbreaking and singular achievement- Jerrod Carmichael will perform in Chicago for the first time since 2016. The new show titled Jerrod Carmichael: Ari told me I lack focus will make its debut in Steppenwolf's intimate Downstairs Theater this Fall as a phone free experience for audiences. Continuing Steppenwolf's tradition of presenting innovative, artist-driven work, this two-night engagement is a one-of-a-kind presentation from a masterful storyteller at his best.

Performance Schedule

Friday, November 4 at 7 pm and 10 pm (JUST ADDED!)

Saturday, November 5 at 7 pm and 10 pm (JUST ADDED!)

A Phone Free Experience

This event will be a phone-free experience. Use of phones, smart watches and accessories, will not be permitted in the performance space. Upon arrival at the venue, all phones, smart watches and accessories will be secured in individual Yondr pouches that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their devices at all times. Anyone seen using a device (phone, smart watch or accessories) during the performance will be escorted out of the venue.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Chicago theater that is home to America's ensemble. The company began performing in the mid-1970s in the basement of a Highland Park, IL church-today Steppenwolf is the nation's premier ensemble theater with 49 members who are among the top actors, playwrights and directors in the field. Deeply rooted in its ensemble ethos, the company is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and making the Steppenwolf experience accessible to all. Groundbreaking productions from Balm in Gilead and August: Osage County to Downstate and Pass Over-and accolades that include the National Medal of Arts and 12 Tony® Awards-have made the theatre legendary. Artistic programming includes a main stage season; a Steppenwolf for Young Adults season; LookOut, a multi-genre performance series; and the Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage. The nationally recognized work of Steppenwolf Education engages more than 20,000 participants annually in Chicagoland communities promoting compassion, encouraging curiosity and inspiring action. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, more than 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success nationally and internationally, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, Sydney, Galway and Dublin. 2021 marked the opening of Steppenwolf's landmark Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts & Education Center-deepening the company's commitment to Chicagoland teens and serving as a cultural nexus for Chicago. Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis are the Artistic Directors and E. Brooke Flanagan is Executive Director. Keating Crown is Chair of Steppenwolf's Board of Trustees.

Steppenwolf's Mission: Steppenwolf strives to create thrilling, courageous and provocative art in a thoughtful and inclusive environment. We succeed when we disrupt your routine with experiences that spark curiosity, empathy and joy. We invite you to join our ensemble as we navigate, together, our complex world. steppenwolf.org, facebook.com/steppenwolftheatre, twitter.com/steppenwolfthtr and instagram.com/steppenwolfthtr.

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