Performances of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's fourth annual Garage Rep are scheduled to begin February 15, 2013, featuring Bailiwick Chicago's See What I Wanna See, Buzz22 Chicago's She Kills Monsters and Theatre Seven of Chicago's BlackTop Sky.
Under the leadership of Steppenwolf Associate Producer Jacob Padrón, these innovative storefront companies perform in rotating repertory for a ten-week run through April 21, 2013 (Press Performances are March 2, 2013). Performances are scheduled Wednesday through Friday at 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 4pm and 8pm in The Steppenwolf Garage (1624 N Halsted St); a full performance schedule follows. Single tickets ($20) and three-play passes ($45) are on sale now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org.
"With this year's Garage Rep, all three shows have a unique voice but their methodology, imagination, and commitment to company are reminiscent of Steppenwolf's early storefront past. This year's rep includes our first ever chamber musical; the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons; and a reunion with playwright Christina Anderson," comments Associate Producer Jacob Padrón. "In addition, we're introducing our new late-night series The After Party, an eclectic lineup of artists including Chicago's best rare soul DJs. Steppenwolf continues its ongoing work of making the Garage an exciting home for new work, emerging artists and millennial audiences."
Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Garage Rep 2013 Line-up
(All plays, artists and dates are subject to change)
Bailiwick Chicago presents
See What I Wanna See
Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
Music Direction by James Morehead
Featuring Harter Clingman, Sharriese Hamilton, Evan Tyrone Martin, Peter Oyloe and Danni Smith
Michael John LaChiusa's three-part musical explores lust, greed, murder and redemption through the stories of a 1950s murder noir, a priest's crisis of faith, and the final tryst of two lovers. A lush musical score combining jazz, pop, classical and Asian influences drives the story telling in this virtuosic piece named by New York Magazine as one of the Best Musicals of 2005.
The creative team for See What I Wanna See includes Lizzie Bracken (scenic design), Samantha C. Jones (costume design), Lee Keenan (lighting design) and Cody Reynolds (sound design). Additional credits include Geoff Bleeker (associate producer), Michael Driscoll (assistant director) and Heather Stuck (stage manager).
Bailiwick Chicago (Lili-Anne Brown, Artistic Director; Kate Garassino, Executive Director; Eric Martin, Creative Director; Michael Harnichar, Managing Director) is a non-profit professional company with a mission to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals and develop new work, while sharing a powerful and authentic theatrical experience. We celebrate and engage our community through diverse programming, artistic partnerships and outreach opportunities. In just two seasons, Bailiwick Chicago has garnered 28 award nominations, including 10 Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations in their first Jeff-eligible season (2011/12). bailiwickchicago.com.
Buzz22 Chicago presents the Midwest premiere of
She Kills Monsters
By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Scott Weinstein
Featuring Katherine Banks, Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, Daeshawna Cook, Fred Geyer, Jessica London-Shields, Allie Long, Morgan Maher, Jose Nateras, Ellie Reed, Sara Sawicki and Richard Traub
Agnes's life is turned upside down when she stumbles upon her late sister's Dungeons & Dragons notebook. As she embarks on an action-packed quest to save her sister's soul, Agnes comes face to face with homicidal fairies, raunchy ogres and blood thirsty cheerleaders, and discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. Qui Nguyen's touching comedy combines real life, fantasy and 90's pop culture in the search for the badass in us all.