Steep Theatre, one of Chicago’s most honored storefront ensembles, will mark its 15th anniversary with a performance of one of its most successful productions, Harper Regan, with a cast headed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty and alumni.
Harper Regan, by British playwright Simon Stephens, will be performed in a one-night-only concert reading on Monday, March 7, at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. The performance begins at 7:30 PM. The cast includes Columbia College Theatre faculty member Kendra Thulin in the lead role–the same role she played when Steep Theatre presented the play’s U.S. premiere in 2010. The cast also features Columbia Theatre alumni Caroline Neff (BA ’07), Behzad Dabu (BFA ’08), and Curtis Jackson (BA ’08), who is also a teacher at the Theatre Department. Neff, Dabu, and Jackson are all graduates of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department’s Acting Program. Thulin and Neff are Steep Theatre ensemble members, and Neff is also Steep’s casting director.
Stephens’ 2008 drama charts a middle-aged woman’s journey toward self-understanding, triggered by the grief and guilt she feels following her father’s death. The play, which captures the complexity of family relationships in which intimacy and denial are intertwined, featured finely wrought ensemble acting in Steep’s production.
The March 7 performance will be followed by a reception. Tickets range from $25 to $75. For tickets, call 773-649-3186 or click here.