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Bored GAYmes * Wii, Cards, Jenga, Scrabble... * $3 wells, $5 Electric Lemonades, $3 Miller Lite and Bud Light drafts
$2 Bottles - Miller Budweiser Coors
|Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club|
Half priced martinis 1/3 off small plates $12.95 Chicken & Waffles with a glass of champagne
Musical Open Mic with Sami 7pm - $3 Well $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops
$5 Skyy Cocktails - Regular and Flavors
Resident DJ VoxBox
$3 Berlin Bombs (now with Absolut), $5 Tropical Sex pints, $4 Honey flavored whiskey (Jack/Jim), $2 PBR, $4 Fireball, $5 Stoli
|Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)|
$4 Svedka, Captain Morgan, Bombay Drinks
TRL TUESDAYS 9pm-2am
A totally rad lineup of 90s & early 00s music videos
Trashy Tuesdays PBR Cans $1
1st Tuesday of the Month Party
Industry Night 8pm - 2am
DJ Luna and DJ Step
$4 Dark & Stormy - $3 bottles of Corona and Corona Light - $3.50 Well Vodka cocktails
|The SoFo Tap|
$5 Absolut Cocktails
Tuesday Treat: Elixir's speciality cocktails $8.00
$2 Well Cocktails, $2 Domestic Beers
$1 Drinks, No Cover until 12am
All of Mary's signature "Mary-Tinis" are $2 off all day, every Tuesday!
$12 Absolut Mandrin Cosmo Pitchers $12 Absolut Long Island Pitchers $5 Jager Bombs $2.50 Miller Lite Drafts
GAME NIGHT Join Joe and Kelly for bar games, free pool, and Wii
$3.50 Absolute Vodkas and Flavors
|Broadway Youth Center|
7PM-9PM: X-Pressions, an arts-based drop in program.
|Center on Halsted|
Queer Yoga - This gentle class is appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned yogis. 6:30 PM - 7:40 PM
|DS Tequila Company|
Starving Artist: $5 Burgers $3 Jamo $2 select Beers $3 Slammers
Honey Pot, Halsteds first and only all girl night. Resident DJ AllTheWay Kay
|Phoenix Bar (Hunter's) |
9pm -2am Karaoke w/ Jake * $3 Miller Lite Drafts $4 sweet Revenge Shots
$2 Drafts / Bottles
$10 Absolut pitchers, $2 Bud/Bud Light, $4 Jager & bombs, karaoke 9PM - 1AM
|Farraguts on Clark|
All 16 drafts $2.50 each
|R Public House|
Fried Chicken Special $12
|Lucky Horseshoe Lounge|
Thursday November 7th
LINDIWE. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Returns to Steppenwolf for the World Premiere Production of
By Ensemble Member Eric Simonson
Music Written and Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
November 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Tickets Go On Sale Today!
"No other artist from South Africa or the Zulu nation have ever had such a widespread appeal and recognition" - BBC
CHICAGO (September 13, 2019) - Tickets go on sale today for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere production of Lindiwe, featuring music written and performed by the five-time GRAMMY winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Written by ensemble member Eric Simonson, and co-directed by Eric Simonson and Jonathan Berry, Lindiwe is a life-affirming love story that marries the traditional South African sounds of Zulu with Chicago's iconic blues. As the story travels from Chicago's Kingston Mines to South Africa and beyond, Lindiwe's love story challenges us to define the boundaries between this world and the next, all the while exploring the sacrifices we make for love.
Starring South African stage and screen star Nondumiso Tembe (Avengers: Age of Ultron; True Blood) in the title role, Lindiwe begins November 7 (opening November 17 at 6pm; press performance November 19 at 7:30pm) and runs through January 5, 2020 in the Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Single tickets to Lindiwe ($20-$109) are available at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. For the best seats and prices, Classic and Flex Memberships are currently available: steppenwolf.org/membership.
Lindiwe marks the third collaboration between Steppenwolf and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The legendary South African a cappella group and Steppenwolf first partnered in 1992 for The Song of Jacob Zulu, which was also directed by ensemble member Eric Simonson and transferred to Broadway receiving six Tony nominations. Actor Cedric Young who will be featured in Lindiwe was part of the original Zulu cast. Then in 1996, Simonson, Steppenwolf and Ladysmith teamed up again for the "beautiful and deeply moving" (Chicago Tribune) production of Nomathemba, which went on to The Kennedy Center. Simonson received an Oscar nomination for his 2000 documentary On Tiptoe: The Music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo about the group's global impact and message of love and peace.
"We are very excited to be working with Eric Simonson and Steppenwolf again. What we love about the creative people at Steppenwolf is that they understand our group and our rich history. They are able to connect their theatrical dreams with our culture and our country of South Africa. Lindiwe is exactly this-a connection between our two cultures, American and South African. We have been writing new songs and look forward to presenting them to the people of Chicago. Ngiyabonga (Thank You in Zulu)!," shares Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Meet the Cast
The cast features (pictured top row L to R) Ladysmith Black Mambzo, Nondumiso Tembe (Lindiwe) and ensemble member Yasen Peyankov (Keeper); (bottom row L to R): Frank Russell (bassist); (Cedric Young(Mkhulu), Erik Hellman (Adam), Buddy Fambro (guitarist) and Jennifer Engstrom (Clarisse).
Lindiwe production team includes Collette Pollard (Scenic Design), Karin Kopischke (Costume Design), Marcus Doshi (Lighting Design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (Sound Design), and Gigi Buffington (Company Voice and Text Coach). Additional credits include Laura D. Glenn (Stage Manager) and JC Clementz (Casting Director) and Hallie Gordon (Artistic Producer).
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is South Africa's five-time GRAMMY Award-winning singing group founded in the early 1960s. A radio broadcast, in 1970, opened the door to a recording career that includes over seventy albums, earning 19 GRAMMY Award nominations and five GRAMMY Award wins, including their most recent album, Shaka Zulu Revisited for Best World Music Album. In the mid-1980s, American singer/songwriter Paul Simon famously incorporated the group's rich harmonies into the Graceland album, a landmark recording considered seminal in introducing South African music to mainstream audiences. When Nelson Mandela was released from prison he stated that Ladysmith Black Mambazo's music was a powerful message of peace that he listened to while in jail. It was Mandela who called Ladysmith Black Mambazo "South Africa's Cultural Ambassadors to the World." The group sings from a traditional music style called isicathamiya (is-cot-a-ME-Ya), which developed in the mines of South Africa. The group has also recorded with Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris and many others. Ladysmith Black Mambazo carries a message of Peace, Love and Harmony to every theater they perform in. We hope you will join them as they spread their message.
Eric Simonson's plays and adaptations at Steppenwolf include Nomathemba (written with Ntozake Shange and Joseph Shabalala), Carter's Way, Honest, Slaughterhouse-Five and Fake. Other plays include Louder Faster, Magic/Bird, Bronx Bombers, Bang the Drum Slowly The Last Hurrah, Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright (with Jeffrey Hatcher), Edge of the World and Speak American. On Broadway, his credits include Lombardi, Magic/Bird and Bronx Bombers. His plays have been produced around the world and throughout the United States at theaters including The Huntington Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works, City Theatre of Pittsburgh, The Kennedy Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Madison Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Crossroads Theatre Company. His production of Steppenwolf's The Song of Jacob Zulu received six Tony® Award nominations, including one for best direction. He's received an Academy Award for his documentary A Note of Triumph, an Oscar nomination for his documentary Ladysmith Black Mambazo and an Emmy nomination for his HBO documentary about Studs Terkel. Eric's television work includes writing for The Man in the High Castle, Homecoming (Amazon), Killing Reagan and Swagger (Apple TV). He is the recipient of the Princess Grace award and is the Artistic Director of the Door Kinetic Arts Festival in Door County, Wisconsin.
Jonathan Berry is an Artistic Producer at Steppenwolf and a director and teacher in Chicago. Steppenwolf productions include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Children, You Got Older, Constellations, The Crucible, Gary and A Separate Peace. Berry is a Steep Theatre ensemble member where productions include Red Rex, Birdland, Earthquakes in London, Posh, If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, The Knowledge, Festen, Moment and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. He's also an ensemble member at Griffin Theatre where productions include the Harvest, Winterset, Pocatello, Balm in Gilead, Golden Boy, Spring Awakening, Punk Rock, Port and On the Shore of the Wide World. He has served as the Assistant Director for Anna D. Shapiro's Broadway productions Of Mice and Men and This Is Our Youth. Other theatre credits include Dirty, Suicide, Incorporated, Othello (Gift Theatre); The Solid Sand Below, The World of Extreme Happiness for New Stages (Goodman Theatre); Kill Floor (American Theater Company); Little Shop of Horrors, Sideman (American Blues Theater); I am Going to Change the World (Chicago Dramatists); and The Casuals (Jackalope Theatre Company). He pursued his MFA in directing from Northwestern University. He has taught at University of Michigan, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Columbia College and The School at Steppenwolf.
For full cast and creative team bios, visit bit.ly/lindiweSTC
Plan Your Visit
Steppenwolf is located at 1650 N Halsted St near all forms of public transportation, bike racks and Divvy bike stands. The parking facility ($13 or $15, cash or card) is located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted. Valet parking service ($15 cash) is available directly in front of the main entrance starting at 5pm on weeknights, 1pm on weekends and at 12noon before Wednesday matinees. Limited street and lot parking are also available. For last minute questions and concerns, patrons can call the Steppenwolf Parking Hotline at 312.335.1774.
Committed to making the Steppenwolf experience accessible to everyone, 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 and the Downstairs and 1700 Theatres are each equipped with an induction hearing loop. All theaters feature wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms, and Front Bar features a push-button entrance, all-gender restrooms and accessible counter and table spaces.
American Sign Language Interpretation: Sunday, December 1 at 7:30pm
Open Captioning: Thursday, December 5 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 21 at 3pm
Audio Description and Touch Tour: Sunday, December 15 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)
Lead production sponsors of Lindiwe are the Zell Family Foundation, Conagra Brands Foundation, ComEd, Laurents/Hatcher Foundation and The Poetry Foundation.
Steppenwolf's 2019/20 Season Lighting sponsor is ComEd. United Airlines is the Official & Exclusive Airline partner of Steppenwolf.
Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks
Connected to the main lobby is Steppenwolf's own Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks, offering an inviting space to grab a drink, have a bite, or meet up with friends and collaborators, day or night. Open Tuesdays - Sundays, Front Bar serves locally roasted coffee and espresso by Passion House Coffee Roasters and features food by The Goddess and Grocer. The menu focuses on fresh, accessible fare, featuring grab-and-go salads and sandwiches for lunch and adding shareable small plates and desserts for evening and post show service. front-bar.com
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