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A New Season, A New Building, A New Era at Steppenwolf

Posted on March 6, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and the Steppenwolf ensemble proudly announced the 2020/21 Season. As the storied ensemble theater company embarks on its 45th season, a lineup of thrilling plays will be featured in its current home at 1650 N. Halsted with the final production of the season premiering in the new state-of-the-art theatre building at 1646 N. Halsted in August 2021.

With a large roster of ensemble participation, the highly anticipated 2020/21 Season launches with the world premiere stage adaptation of Good Night, and Good Luck by Matt Chairman (Bridge of Spies), based on the Oscar-nominated screenplay by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, directed by Tony-winning ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro (The Minutes, August: Osage County). A prescient story of media and censorship, the complete cast includes ensemble members Alana Arenas, Ian Barford, Audrey Francis, Tom Irwin and William Petersen with Jordan Brodess, Keith Gallagher and Joey Slotnick.

The 2020/21 season comes to a celebratory conclusion with an extraordinarily funny and magical world premiere adaptation of Seagull by Anton Chekov, translated, adapted and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. Stacked with an all Ensemble cast, Seagull will be the first show to open the stunning theatre-in-the-round and signal a new era of theater-making at Steppenwolf.

The new building—designed by world-renowned architect Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and London-based theatre design team Charcoalblue—features a 400-seat theatre-in-the-round, an education floor with classrooms and workshops, a new bar and sidewalk lounge. Christening the new theatre will be Seagull with an all ensemble cast taking the stage, August 1, 2021.

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