“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company was started in 1974 by three high school students in Highland Park, IL who wanted to stage Paul Zindel's And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little. They named their company after the book Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, which one of the founders was reading at the time.
In 1991, Steppenwolf moved into its now current home on Halsted. They make up an ensemble of 44 actors, directors, and designers. Their seasons are extensive, with 25 shows playing a year. The theater is an 80 seat flexible theater, meaning seats are first come first serve. Within their season, they have their main series of shows which are the big productions of the year. They also have a look-out series that presents art from emerging artists. Steppenwolf also includes a theater for young adults that showcases younger artists on the main stage. Visiting companies have also been included in the run of the season.
Tickets start at $30, but if you're a student or military member, discounts up to 50% off are available.