Actors are notoriously superstitious, which is why they say “break a leg” and rub their understudies' bellies before taking the stage. Witness tradition with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see The Way West
- When: select dates, Friday, April 25, through Tuesday, May 13
- Where: Steppenwolf Theatre Company
- Seating: best available
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here and scroll down to view the seating chart.
- $32.50 for Fridays at 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 3 p.m. (up to $68 value)
- $39 for Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (up to $81 value)
- $34 for Sundays at 3 p.m. (up to $71 value)
- $22 for Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (up to $58 value)
- $27.50 for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (up to $58 value)
The Way West
With a combination of denial, rationalization, and outright daydreaming, a family of three women cope with a looming crisis in Mona Mansour's The Way West. Played by Obie-winner Deirdre O'Connell, Mom is in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings that will likely result in her losing her house, and her adult children Meesh (Caroline Neff) and Manda (Zoe Perry) have come to help her navigate the labyrinth of cardboard boxes and paperwork. But Mom refuses to believe it. Instead, she's lost in the world of the pioneers, telling tales of can-do spirit and indomitable tenacity, and is certain that her pioneer heart can conquer something as petty as a repossession. Her daughters—and the audience—sink into this delusion as well, as the whole cast breaks out guitars to sing folksy original songs about the first Californian settlers. Of this allegorical comedy-drama, TimeOut's Kris Vire wrote: "Steppenwolf’s production imbues these myths and hymns of American exceptionalism with an extraordinary amount of heart."
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Before they were launching a mission to the moon in Apollo 13, managing prison units in Oz, and rigging presidential elections in Scandal, Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, and Jeff Perry were just three high-school kids in Highland Park. The trio had just brushed 20 years of age when, in 1974, they pooled their resources, emptied their pockets of loose change and buttons, and founded Steppenwolf Theatre in the basement of a Unitarian Church. It didn't just change their lives—it changed America's cultural history. Four decades, nine Tonys, and one National Medal of Arts later, Steppenwolf is a leader in compelling stage drama, producing everything from revered classics to brand-new plays. The company has also launched the careers of some of the country's beloved dramatic actors as well: John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, and Alan Wilder all got their start at Steppenwolf.