NPR’s Joe Frank returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company for Murdered By The Mind, March 1, 2014

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Ensemble Member Terry Kinney directs, featuring Musicians Danny Frankel and David Ralicke

CHICAGO, IL – NPR radio personality, author and performance artist Joe Frank returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company for one night only with his new show Murdered by the Mind, directed by ensemble member Terry Kinney and featuring noted musicians Danny Frankel (percussion) and David Ralicke (saxophone and keyboards) on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8 pm in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($28) go on sale Friday, January 10 at 11am at

After full houses for two previous performances at Stepppenwolf (Just An Ordinary Man and Too Close to Home), NPR’s Joe Frank returns to Steppenwolf with an all new evening of spoken word and music. Directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member and co-founder Terry Kinney, Murdered by the Mind is more of the funny, moving and intelligent storytelling you have come to expect from Joe Frank.

Joe Frank’s weekly one-hour radio show airs in Chicago on WBEZ 91.5 FM Sunday nights at 11pm. He began his radio career in 1977 at WBAI in New York and later served as co-anchor of NPR’s All Things Considered in 1978. Over the last three decades he has produced more than 200 radio programs for KCRW and National Public Radio. A Guggenheim Fellow, Frank has been honored with many major industry awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, two Major Armstrong Awards and two Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards for Radio Drama. Over the years, Frank’s distinctive approach to making radio has inspired producers around the world to experiment with and stretch the medium beyond traditional boundaries. For additional information, visit

Title                                         Murdered by the Mind

Author                                      Joe Frank

Director Ensemble member Terry Kinney

Featuring                                 Joe Frank with musicians Danny Frankel and David Ralicke

Location                                   Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St)

Date & Time                             Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8pm

Ticket Prices $28 ($15 student tickets)

RED tickets are available to RED members

Groups of 10 or more receive a discounted rate

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

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 two repertory series: First Look Repertory of New Work and Garage Rep. 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 12 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, and

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