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‘The Book Thief’ at Steppenwolf

Thu, Nov 1, 2012

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, adapted by Heidi Stillman, directed by Hallie Gordon, after selling out all school and public performances. The production is scheduled to close on Friday, November 9 and plays in Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Single tickets to all public performances are $20, and are currently on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org.

Leisel Meminger is a young girl struggling to survive in Nazi Germany. Her life is filled with risk and danger but her love of books guides her through a brutal world. Death watches over her, fascinated by humankind’s will to live. The Book Thief looks at the terrible cost of violence, bearing witness to our compassion and complicity. When Death tells a story, you listen.

The cast of The Book Thief features ensemble member Francis Guinan with Patrick Andrews, Amy J. Carle, Rob Fagin, Rae Gray, Dennis William Grimes, Nikki Klix, Ian Knox, Anthony-Jon LeSage, Clancy McCartney, Andy Monson, Mark Ulrich and Nicole Wiesner. The production team includes: Lizzie Bracken (scenic design), Sally Dolembo (costume design), J.R. Lederle (lighting design), Rick Sims (sound design and original music), Mike Tutaj (projection design), Trudy White (illustrations) and Ryan Bourque (fight choreography). Additional credits include: Erica Daniels (casting) and Deb Styer (stage manager).

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the Corporate Sponsor of Steppenwolf for Young Adults. Target is the sponsor of the Target 2-for-1 matinees.

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