What You'll Get
- $28–$39 for one ticket to David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette (up to $75 value)
- When: select dates, April 5–April 12
- Where: Steppenwolf Theatre Company
- Seating: best available
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees; price and value vary depending on showtime
In David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette, stately ballroom dances are scored by thumping EDM music and French gowns are accessorized with YOLO t-shirts. But this clashing of time periods isn’t just a gimmick—it’s an examination of modern celebrity culture through the lens of the infamous 18th-century French Queen. Steppenwolf favorite Alana Arenas (Tribes, The Brother/Sister Plays, Head of Passes) plays the image-obsessed title character, raised in a high society that values artifice above all else. As she grows older, she has to contend with subjects who disdain her love of fame and material things.
Rounding out the cast are Ensemble Members Tim Hopper and Alan Wilder, respectively starring as Marie’s disaffected and equally naive husband, Louis XVI, and her one true ally—a talking sheep. These colorful, bizarre characters combine with anachronistic costumes and projections for a multi-sensory dissection of celebrity, one that earned five stars from Time Out Chicago was praised by NewCity for being “gleefully propulsive.”
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue will call. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Steppenwolf Theatre Company's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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, twelve 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.