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Theater 2015-16: Steppenwolf 40th anniversary boasts premieres by Frank Galati, Tracy Letts

Sep 16, 2015 – 3:27 pm
Frank Galati in rehearsal of 'East of Eden' at Steppenwolf. (Joel Moorman)

13th in a series of season previews: Two world premieres and three first-time Chicago stagings form a doubly celebratory season at Steppenwolf Theatre – marking the company’s 40th anniversary and honoring the legacy of its longtime artistic director, Martha Lavey, who stepped down at the end of last season. Steppenwolf opens with the world premiere of Frank Galati’s adaptation of “East of Eden,” John Steinbeck’s sweeping, tumultuous epic novel about family dynamics and fortunes set mainly in California early in the 20th century.

Role Playing: Gary Perez channels his Harlem youth as quiet, unflinching Julio in ‘The Hat’

Feb 20, 2013 – 6:21 pm
Gary Perez feature image

Interview: One of the most appealing, indeed endearing, performances to be seen on Chicago theater stages this season is Gary Perez’s quietly philosophical, yet vaguely dangerous turn as Julio, the gay cousin and one true friend in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play “The ______ With the Hat” at Steppenwolf. Perez credits director Anna D. Shapiro with framing Julio as worldly-wise and possessed of a Zen-like calm, the one really centered character in a collection of loose cannons.

Amid a storm of obscenities, but with a flair, Steppenwolf pulls off a hysterical ‘Hat’ trick

Jan 10, 2013 – 3:07 pm
John Ortiz is Jackie in Steppenwolf The __ with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, photo Michael Brosilow

Review: ★★★★★