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Steppenwolf's Visiting Company Initiative presents Garage Rep
Nov 16, 2009

Steppenwolf Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre's Visiting Company Initiative will present Garage Rep, three productions from some of Chicago's most innovative theatre companies, presented in rotating repertory February 18 - April 25, 2010 in Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St.  Garage Rep includes: Adore by XIII Pocket, punkplay by Pavement Group and The Twins Would Like to Say by Dog & Pony Theatre Company .

About the productions:

XIII Pocket presents Adore written and directed by Stephen Louis Grush:

Armin is a cannibal.  It's a secret he's kept ever since he was a child - the desire to find another person that would never leave him.  He never thought it possible - until Bernd stepped into his life.  A willing victim was the only missing piece and now he has it.  Based on of the actual shocking events that made news headlines, Adore follows the desires, fears and obsessions of two men willing to give themselves completely to their hidden passions - however unthinkable they may seem to the rest of the world.  

Pavement Group presents punkplay by Gregory Moss, directed by David Perez:

A sonic mix-tape frames the story of two boys living a suburban 80's adolescence within a world where everyone thinks, looks and talks the same.  When Duck and Mickey discover fast, hot, angry punk rock, it's like nothing they've ever heard.  Punk, in all its righteous fury, becomes a foundation for the boys to create a self-defining belief system that revolutionizes their universe.

Dog & Pony Theatre Company presents The Twins Would Like To Say, a world premiere written and directed by Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo:

This promenade performance breathes life into the extraordinary true story of identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons, Caribbean immigrants trying to find their place in provincial Wales in the 1970s. The young girls made a secret and powerful pact that went unbroken for over 20 years: speak to no adult, decide everything together, do everything in unison.  But in the privacy of their room, the girls' fantasy life blossomed as they wrote hyper-kinetic novels of teenage lust and rebellion.

Schedule & Ticket Information:

Garage Rep plays Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; with a 3-show marathon at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the following Sundays: February 28, April 11, 18 and 25.  For the specific performance schedule, please visit

Tickets for Garage Rep cost $20 per play and are available through Steppenwolf Audience Services, 1650 N. Halsted St., by calling (312) 335-1650 or online at  Student tickets are available for $12 and every Wednesday performance is "pay what you can."  A three-play pass is available for $45.  Group discounts are available by calling (312) 932-2422.  The three-play pass goes on sale Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 11 a.m. and individual tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11 a.m.

Steppenwolf's Visiting Company Initiative provides the opportunity for other theater companies to present work in all three of Steppenwolf's theaters.  These residencies are supported by the artists and staff at Steppenwolf and help create relationships with visiting companies, enriching the artistic dialogue among its artists and audiences. Support for this project comes through the "Leading for the Future Initiative," a program of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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