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Steep Theatre Announces 19th Season Photo Steep Theatre Announces 19th Season
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

Steep Theatre announces the programming for its upcoming 19th season, which will continue the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearless ensembles and visionary directors.

Steep Theatre Extends RED REX Nine Performances Photo Steep Theatre Extends RED REX Nine Performances
by Julie Musbach - Feb 22, 2019

With the original run and first extension completely sold out, Steep Theatre is extending the run of Ike Holter's Red Rex through March 30. Jack Miggins, who was nominated for a Jeff Award for his work in Steep's 2014 production of The Vandal, will join the cast in the role of Adam beginning on March 13. Tickets are on sale now at steeptheatre.com/redrex, and they're expected to sell very quickly. 

RED REX Extended Through March At Steep Theatre Photo RED REX Extended Through March At Steep Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2019

With the original run completely sold out, Steep Theatre is extending the run of Ike Holter's Red Rex through March 16 and adding Wednesday evening performances to the schedule beginning February 6. Tickets are on sale now at steeptheatre.com/redrex, and they're expected to sell very quickly. 

Photo Flash: First Look at RED REX at Steep Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at RED REX at Steep Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2019

In January, Steep Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry returns to Steep to direct the world premiere of Ike Holter's Red Rex, the sixth play in Holter's seven-play "Rightlynd Saga" about Chicago. Since the 2012 production of his Hit the Wall, Holter's work has gained increasing national and international attention. In describing the "Rightlynd Saga," Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune opined that it "might just be one of the most significant literary achievements in modern-day Chicago." Holter's play Rightlynd, part of the seven-play saga, is currently in production at Victory Gardens Theatre, and his Lottery Day, the final play in the saga, premieres in the Spring of 2019 at the Goodman Theatre. Director Jonathan Berry has been at the helm of many of Steep's most memorable shows, including the recent smash-hit production of Simon Stephens' Birdland.

Jonathan Berry To Direct Ike Holter's RED REX Photo Jonathan Berry To Direct Ike Holter's RED REX
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2018

-A small theater company moves into an abandoned Chicago storefront. Led by their adventurously thirsty artistic director, they embark on an explosive new play with the hope of finally breaking it big. When the ensemble realizes their source material might not be as original as once assumed, they are thrust into an intense confrontation with residents of their new community, who not only want them out, but will take their story back by any means necessary. Red Rex is the sixth play in Ike Holter's seven part 'Rightlynd Saga," which also includes Exit Strategy, Prowess, and The Wolf at the End of the Block.

Steep Theatre Announces 18th Season Photo Steep Theatre Announces 18th Season
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2018

BIRDLAND Adds Three Performances, Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow Photo BIRDLAND Adds Three Performances, Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2018

With the original run and four-week extension completely sold out, Steep Theatre Company is adding three more performances of Simon Stephens' Birdland on June 10, 14, and 15. With the ensemble's next production (Penelope Skinner's Linda directed by Robin Witt) right around the corner, June 15 will be the last chance to catch this runaway hit at Steep.

Steep Theatre Company's BIRDLAND Extended - Tickets On Sale At 3:00pm Photo Steep Theatre Company's BIRDLAND Extended - Tickets On Sale At 3:00pm
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 16, 2018

With the original run completely sold out, Steep Theatre Company is adding sixteen more performances of Simon Stephens' Birdland. Tickets for the extension will go on sale at 3:00pm on Monday, April 16, and they're expected to sell very quickly. Tickets will be available at steeptheatre.com/birdland.

Photo Flash: Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND Explores a Life Lived Without Boundaries Photo Photo Flash: Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND Explores a Life Lived Without Boundaries
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2018

When you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it, what do you ask for next? When you've pushed every boundary until there's nothing left to hold you in, how do you find your way back home? Birdland is a sexy, searing exploration of empathy and the impact of unchecked privilege by Olivier and Tony Award winner Simon Stephens.

Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND Explores A Life Lived Without Boundaries Photo Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND Explores A Life Lived Without Boundaries
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2018

When you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it, what do you ask for next? When you've pushed every boundary until there's nothing left to hold you in, how do you find your way back home? Birdland is a sexy, searing exploration of empathy and the impact of unchecked privilege by Olivier and Tony Award winner Simon Stephens.

Casting Announced for Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND at Steep Photo Casting Announced for Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND at Steep
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2018

Jonathan Berry returns this spring to Steep to direct the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephens' Birdland. Stephens, who won the Tony and Olivier Awards for his The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is Steep's Associate Playwright, and Birdland will be the fifth of his plays to be produced by the Edgewater ensemble. Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's You Got Older and The Crucible. Over the years, he has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including last year's sweeping epic Earthquakes in London and Laura Wade's Posh, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production.

Barbara Kahn's THE LADY WAS A GENTLEMAN Opens 2/25 Photo Barbara Kahn's THE LADY WAS A GENTLEMAN Opens 2/25
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 5, 2018

TOSOS ("The Other Side of Silence") is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBT community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works. Our productions honestly explore the unique LGBT experience and cultural sensibilities in a life-affirming and respectful way.   TOSOS was originally formed in 1974 by playwright Doric Wilson. During its five-year existence, this first TOSOS featured new plays and revivals by playwrights from Brendan Behan and Noel Coward to Terrence McNally, Robert Patrick, Martin Sherman, and Lanford Wilson.

Dixon Place Presents Ben Strothmann's VIRTUAL MEMORY at the HOT! Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

TOSOS ('The Other Side of Silence') is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBT community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS and More Playing This Week at The New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Theatre company are back at The New Theatre with their brand new production, Absolute Beginners by Diane Crotty. This bittersweet comedy runs for two weeks only so book in soon to avoid disappointment. For further details, see below.

Steep Theatre Announces Seventeenth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Steep Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming 17th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors.

Flying Turtle Productions and The Abbey School of Drama Showcase Come to the New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

This week The New Theatre is delighted to welcome Flying Turtle productions at The Abbey School of Drama back to The New Theatre for their annual showcase.

TOSOS Presents a Reading of Kevin Brofsky's N'DOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

TOSOS ("The Other Side of Silence") is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBT community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works.

TOSOS Celebrates Diversity at the St. Pat's for All Parade
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TOSOS ("The Other Side of Silence") is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBT community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works. Our productions honestly explore the unique LGBT experience and cultural sensibilities in a life-affirming and respectful way.  

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song.

EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON Extended Through March 18 at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Earthquakes in London has been extended through March 18. With the original run close to sold out, there are now eight more opportunities to catch this "dazzling," "epic" production! 

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