Steppenwolf Theatre will hold its world premiere production of Lindiwefeaturing music written and performed by the five-time Grammy winning group Ladysmith Black MambazoNov. 7, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020 in the Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.
Written by ensemble member Eric Simonson, and co-directed by Eric Simonson and Jonathan Berry, Lindiwe is a love story that marries the traditional South African sounds of Zulu with Chicago blues.
Lindiwe marks the third collaboration between Steppenwolf and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The 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. Then in 1996, Simonson, Steppenwolf and Ladysmith teamed again for Nomathemba, which went on to The Kennedy Center.
Single tickets to Lindiwe ( $20-$109 each ) are available at 312-335-1650 and Steppenwolf.org .