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Ensemble Member K. Todd Freeman is at the helm, September 13-November 11, 2012

 

CHICAGO, IL – Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens the 2012/13 season with Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People, directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Good People features ensemble members Alana Arenas, Mariann Mayberry and Molly Regan with Will Allen, Keith Kupferer and Lusia Strus. Good People begins previews September 13 (Opening Night is September 23; Press Performances are September 22 at 3pm and September 25 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 11, 2012 in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 – $86) go on sale August 3 at 11am (prices are subject to change).

When Margie Walsh loses her job at a South Boston dollar store, she reaches out to old flame Mike, a Southie boy who left the neighborhood and became a successful doctor. Margie’s attempt to hit Mike up for a job takes on a threatening cast when she realizes the power a secret from Mike’s past holds. From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People looks at the dangerous consequences of choosing to hold on to the past or leaving it behind.

Good People was produced on Broadway in 2011 and marks David Lindsay-Abaire’s debut at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. K. Todd Freeman, best known as an actor, has been a member of the Steppenwolf ensemble since 1993. His recent Steppenwolf acting credits include The Brother/Sister Plays, The Tempest and Art.

Steppenwolf’s 2012/13 season, The Reckoning, explores the moment when we are called to account. Will our deeds be repaid? Will our secrets be revealed? Will we get what we deserve? Good People is one of five stories about what happens when the past comes knocking.

The production team for Good People includes: Walt Spangler (scenic design), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costume design), Kevin Rigdon (lighting design), and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design). Additional credits include: Erica Daniels (casting), Christine D. Freeburg (stage manager) and Michelle Medvin (assistant stage manager).

 

Title                                         Good People

Author                                      David Lindsay-Abaire

Director                                    Ensemble member K. Todd Freeman

Featuring                                 Ensemble members Alana Arenas, Mariann Mayberry and Molly Regan with Will Allen, Keith Kupferer and Lusia Strus. 

Location: Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St 

Dates                                        Previews: September 13 – 22, 2012 

                                                Press Performances: September 22 at 3pm and September 25 at 7:30pm

                                                Opening: September 23 at 6pm

Regular Run: September 25 – November 11, 2012

           

Accessible Performances         Sign language-interpreted performance: October 21 at 7:30pm 

Open-captioned performance: October 27 at 3pm 

Audio-described performance and touch tour: November 4 at 1:30pm (3pm performance)

 Curtain Times                         Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm

                                    (Sunday evening performances through October 21 only)

Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm

Wednesday matinees at 2pm on October 24, 31 and November 7

Note: There is no 7:30pm performance on September 18; there is no 3pm performance on September 23; and the evening performance on September 23 is at 6pm and is by invitation only.

 

Ticket prices                            Previews: $20 – $57

                                                Regular Run: $20 – $86

20 for $20: Twenty $20 tickets are available by phone or in person beginning at 11am on the day of each performance (1pm for Sunday performances).

Rush Tickets: Half-price rush tickets are available one hour before each show. Student Discounts: Limited $15 student tickets are available online using promo code: “PEOPLE15.” (Limit 2 tickets. Must present a valid student ID for each ticket). For additional student discounts, visit steppenwolf.org/students.

 

Audience Services                   1650 N Halsted St, 312-335-1650

Online ticketing available at steppenwolf.org

Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. Steppenwolf is located near all forms of public transportation and is wheelchair accessible. Street and lot parking are available. Performances featuring American Sign Language interpretation, open captioning and audio description are offered during the run of each play. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are available for every performance.

United Airlines is the Presenting Sponsor of Good People.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is America’s longest standing, most distinguished ensemble theater, producing nearly 700 performances and events annually in its three Chicago theater spaces—the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat Garage Theatre. Formed in 1976 by a collective of actors, Steppenwolf has grown into an ensemble of 43 actors, writers and directors. Artistic programming at Steppenwolf includes a five-play Subscription Season, a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season and three repertory series: First Look Repertory of New Work, Garage Rep and Next Up. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Off-Broadway, Broadway, London, Sydney and Dublin. Steppenwolf has the distinction of being the only theater to receive the National Medal of Arts, in addition to numerous other prestigious honors including an Illinois Arts Legend Award and nine Tony Awards. Martha Lavey is the Artistic Director and David Hawkanson is the Executive Director. Nora Daley is Chair of Steppenwolf’s Board of Trustees. For additional information, visit steppenwolf.org, facebook.com/steppenwolftheatre and twitter.com/steppenwolfthtr.

Currently on stage is Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, adapted by ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro (through August 26, 2012) in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St).

The 2012/13 Subscription Season also includes The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro (December 27, 2012 – March 3, 2013) in the Downstairs Theatre; The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton (January 24 – May 19, 2013) in the Upstairs Theatre; Head of Passes by ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by ensemble member Tina Landau (April 4 – June 9, 2013) in the Downstairs Theatre; and Belleville by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffmann (June 27 – August 25, 2013) in the Downstairs Theatre.

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