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Steep Theatre Is Extending Run of Lucy Kirkwood's MOSQUITOES Photo Steep Theatre Is Extending Run of Lucy Kirkwood's MOSQUITOES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Steep Theatre is extending the run of Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes through November 16, adding four more chances to catch this beautifully performed and powerful show. Inside the Large Hadron Collider, two high-energy particle beams travel at close to the speed of light before being forced to collide. Outside, two sisters run on an ideological collision course that threatens to upend the fragile gravity holding their family together. Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes is an intergenerational look at the gulf between decisions and their consequences.

BWW Review: Science Meets Family Dysfunction in MOSQUITOES at Steep Theatre Photo BWW Review: Science Meets Family Dysfunction in MOSQUITOES at Steep Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Oct 15, 2019

Olivier Award-winning British playwright Lucy Kirkwood pulls no punches when it comes to examining family dysfunction on stage. Her 2017 play MOSQUITOES, which premiered at the National Theatre of Great Britain, features three generations of family members who are so fundamentally disconnected from each other that they barely speak the same language. Penned in response to Brexit, Kirkwood's family drama presents a microcosm of the wider societal divides in her country. This theme is equally relatable in the play's U.S. premiere at Steep Theatre, directed by Jaclynn Juttinga?'a production that marks the storefront theatre's debut as an Equity company. With a scientific subplot about the experiments that confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson, or a?oeGoda?? particle, Kirkwood's wordy yet fast-paced play evokes the intellectual rigor of Tom Stoppard and the relational angst of Tennessee Williams.

Photo Flash: First Look at MOSQUITOES at Steep Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MOSQUITOES at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Steep Theatre begins its 19th season and opens its first production as an Equity theatre in October with the U.S. premiere of Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes, directed by Jaclynn Jutting. Kirkwood won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play for her Chimerica, and her play The Children enjoyed a well-received run at Steppenwolf this past spring. This production will mark Steep's first venture with the playwright, as well as with director Jutting, a long-time friend of the company.

MOSQUITOES Opens At Steep Theatre Photo MOSQUITOES Opens At Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019

Steep Theatre begins its 19th season and opens its first production as an Equity theatre in October with the U.S. premiere of Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes, directed by Jaclynn Jutting. Kirkwood won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play for her Chimerica, and her play The Children enjoyed a well-received run at Steppenwolf this past spring. This production will mark Steep's first venture with the playwright, as well as with director Jutting, a long-time friend of the company.      

Casting Announced For MOSQUITOES At Steep Theatre Photo Casting Announced For MOSQUITOES At Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Steep Theatre begins its 19th season and opens its first production as an Equity theatre in October with the U.S. premiere of Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes, directed by Jaclynn Jutting. Kirkwood won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play for her Chimerica, and her play The Children enjoyed a well-received run at Steppenwolf this past spring. This production will mark Steep's first venture with the playwright, as well as with director Jutting, a long-time friend of the company.

Photo Flash: Griffin Theatre Company Presents FOR SERVICES RENDERED Photo Photo Flash: Griffin Theatre Company Presents FOR SERVICES RENDERED
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 31st season with W. Somerset Maugham's classic war drama FOR SERVICES RENDERED, directed by ensemble member Robin Witt*, playing May 19 - July 6, 2019 at The Den Theatre(Upstairs Main Stage), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available atwww.griffintheatre.com or by calling (773) 697-3830. 

Griffin Theatre's FOR SERVICES RENDERED Begins May 19 Photo Griffin Theatre's FOR SERVICES RENDERED Begins May 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 31th anniversary season with W. Somerset Maugham's classic war drama FOR SERVICES RENDERED, directed by ensemble member Robin Witt*, playing May 19 - July 6, 2019 at The Den Theatre (Upstairs Main Stage), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Photo Flash: First Look at Amelia Roper's ZURICH at Steep Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Amelia Roper's ZURICH at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Forty floors up, behind the windows of a posh Swiss hotel, a man sings, a maid cleans, children run wild, a banker makes things difficult, and one elderly woman's fight against a corrupt world order changes everything. Or nothing. Disturbingly funny, Amelia Roper's Zurich dives below the surface of lives lived in the moments before.

Steep Theatre Presents ZURICH Photo Steep Theatre Presents ZURICH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Forty floors up, behind the windows of a posh Swiss hotel, a man sings, a maid cleans, children run wild, a banker makes things difficult, and one elderly woman's fight against a corrupt world order changes everything. Or nothing. Disturbingly funny, Amelia Roper's Zurich dives below the surface of lives lived in the moments before.

Cast Announced For ZÜRICH At Steep Theatre Photo Cast Announced For ZÜRICH At Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

Forty floors up, behind the windows of a posh Swiss hotel, a man sings, a maid cleans, children run wild, a banker makes things difficult, and one elderly woman's fight against a corrupt world order changes everything. Or nothing. Disturbingly funny, Amelia Roper's Zurich dives below the surface of lives lived in the moments before.

Steep Ensemble's LINDA Extends Through September 15 Photo Steep Ensemble's LINDA Extends Through September 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

With the original run and first extension completely sold out, Steep Theatre is extending the run of Penelope Skinner's Linda through September 15. Tickets for these eight additional performances will go on sale at noon on Thursday, August 16, and they're expected to sell very quickly.

BIRDLAND Adds Three Performances, Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow Photo BIRDLAND Adds Three Performances, Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.

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! 

Mike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Steep Theatre will present the first professional U.S. production of Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's Earthquakes in London, opening January 26, 2017. Steep's production opens on the heels of another Chicago production of this enormously exciting playwright's work, the critically-acclaimed King Charles III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Earthquakes will be helmed by one of Chicago's most exciting talents, Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry.  Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's Constellations, and, over the years, has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including Season 15's Posh by Laura Wade, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production. 

Mike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Steep Theatre will present the first professional U.S. production of Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's Earthquakes in London, opening January 26, 2017. Steep's production opens on the heels of another Chicago production of this enormously exciting playwright's work, the critically-acclaimed King Charles III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Earthquakes will be helmed by one of Chicago's most exciting talents, Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry.  Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's Constellations, and, over the years, has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including Season 15's Posh by Laura Wade, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production. 

THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK to Open at Greenhouse Theater, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2011

The 2011 Naomi Wallace season continues with... The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek Directed by Jonathan Berry July 21 - September 4, 2011 at the Greenhouse Theater Center.

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