023) – Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is pleased to continue its 47th season with the world premiere of ensemble member Kate Arrington’s unconventional love story Another Marriage, directed by ensemble member Terry Kinney. Marking Arrington’s playwrighting debut, Another Marriage will play June 15 – July 23, 2023 in Steppenwolf’s stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell, 1646 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Single tickets starting at $20 are now on sale at steppenwolf.org or the Box Office at (312) 335-1650. The press opening is Sunday, June 25 at 6 pm.
Another Marriage features ensemble members Ian Barford (The Minutes, Linda Vista, August: Osage County) and Caroline Neff (Let the Right One In, Airline Highway, Linda Vista) with Judy Greer (Ant-Man, Jurassic World, Archer) and Nicole Scimeca (Steppenwolf debut).
You meet. You marry. You have kids. That’s the way it always goes. Or is it? What if your story changes? What would it cost? Another Marriage is an intimate and beautifully rendered portrait of an ever-evolving relationship that may never be quite finished. Ensemble member Kate Arrington’s playwrighting debut upends time and the typical romantic comedy to explore the liabilities of falling in and out of love.
The creative team includes: Robert Brill (Scenic Design), Mieka van der Ploeg (Costume Design), Heather Gilbert (Lighting Design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (Sound Design), Michael Salvatore Commendatore (Projection Design), Kristina Fluty (Intimacy Consultant), Gigi Buffington (Company Voice and Text Coach), Tom Pearl (Producing Director), JC Clementz, CSA (Casting Director), Christine D. Freeburg (Production Stage Manager) and Kathleen Barrett (Assistant Stage Manager). For full cast and creative team bios, click here.
Title: Another Marriage
Playwright: ensemble member Kate Arrington
Director: ensemble member Terry Kinney
Cast: ensembles members Ian Barford (Nick) and Caroline Neff (Macassidy) with Judy Greer (Sunny) and Nicole Scimeca (Jo).
Location: Steppenwolf’s Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell, 1646 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Dates: Previews: Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 16 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm, Sunday, June 18 at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 23 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 24 at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Press performance/Opening: Sunday, June 25 at 6 pm
Regular run: Tuesday, June 27 – Sunday, July 23, 2023
Curtain Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Please note: there will not be a performance on Tuesday, July 4; there will be a matinee performance on Wednesday, July 12 at 2 pm (there will not be an evening performance on July 12)
Tickets: Single tickets ($20 - $86) are now on sale at steppenwolf.org and the Box Office at (312) 335-1650. Steppenwolf Flex Memberships are currently on sale: Black Card Memberships with six tickets for use any time for any production and Red Card Memberships for theatergoers under 30.
Accessible Performance Dates:
Open-captioned: Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 pm & Saturday, July 22 at 2:30 pm
ASL-interpreted: Friday, July 14 at 7:30 pm
Audio-described and touch tour: Sunday, July 16 at 2:30 pm (1 pm touch tour, 2:30 pm curtain)
Mask-required performances: Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 pm & Wednesday, July 12 at 2 pm
The cast of Steppenwolf Theatre’s world premiere of Another Marriage includes (left to right) ensemble members Ian Barford and Caroline Neff with Judy Greer and Nicole Scimeca.
Ian Barford (Nick) is a Steppenwolf ensemble member. He first appeared at Steppenwolf in 1988 in A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Rondi Reed. He has originated ten roles in world premiere productions at Steppenwolf and is proud to make it eleven with Kate Arrington's Another Marriage. Broadway: Linda Vista (Tony nomination and Outer Critics Award for Best Leading Actor); August: Osage County (original cast – Tony winner for Best Play, also at London's National Theater); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Tony winner for Best Play); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Outer Critics nomination for Supporting Actor); The Minutes. Los Angeles: The Weir, God's Man In Texas and Take Me Out (Geffen Playhouse, all directed by ensemble member Randy Arney); Dead End (The Ahmanson Theatre); Linda Vista (The Mark Taper Forum). Chicago: All The Rage, Design For Living (Goodman Theatre); The Little Prince (Lookingglass Theatre Company). Favorite Steppenwolf productions include: The Libertine, Three Days Of Rain, As I Lay Dying, Berlin Circle and Linda Vista. Films include: Road To Perdition, 13 Going On 30, The Last Rites Of Joe May, Good Guy With A Gun, Catch Hell and others. He is a founding partner in a new production company called HighWire Media, where he has two projects in development as a writer and producer. This performance is dedicated to my Mother, Judy Barford, my wife, Anna Shapiro, my sister Mary Barford and my daughter Liv Barford: with love and gratitude.
Judy Greer (Sunny) Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Dead Accounts. Off-Broadway: Show People (Second Stage). Film (selected credits): Halloween Kills, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Buffaloed, Halloween, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The 15:17 to Paris, War for the Planet of the Apes, Ant-Man, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland, Men, Women & Children, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Carrie, Jeff Who Lives at Home, The Descendants, Love and Other Drugs, 27 Dresses, American Dreamz, Elizabethtown, The Village, 13 Going on 30, Adaptation, The Wedding Planner, Three Kings. Television (selected credits): White House Plumbers (HBO), Reboot (Hulu), Archer (FX), The First Lady, Kidding (Showtime), The Thing About Pam (NBC), Arrested Development (Fox & Netflix), Married (FX), Two and a Half Men, Mad Love, Love & Money (CBS). Film Directing: A Happening of Monumental Proportions. Instagram: @missjudygreer
Caroline Neff (Macassidy) is a Steppenwolf ensemble member. At Steppenwolf, she was last seen in Describe The Night, Seagull, Dance Nation, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, You Got Older, Linda Vista (also Taper Forum and Broadway), The Fundamentals, The Flick, Airline Highway (also Broadway), The Way West, Three Sisters, Annie Bosh is Missing and Where We’re Born. Chicago (select credits): Lettie (Jeff Award Best Actor; Victory Gardens Theater); Uncle Vanya (Goodman Theatre); A Brief History of Helen of Troy (Jeff Award for Best Actress), The Knowledge, Harper Regan, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Steep Theatre); The Downpour (Route 66 Theatre); Port (Griffin Theatre); 4000 Miles (Northlight Theatre); Moonshiner (Jackalope Theatre). Regional: Peerless (Yale Repertory Theatre). Film and television: The Red Line, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Open Tables and Older Children. She can currently be seen in recurring roles in: Let the Right One In (Showtime), Three Women (Starz), and heard in multiple audible projects such as: Song of the Northwoods, Crowded Hours and Boar's Nest. She is a proud company member of Steep Theatre and holds her BA from Columbia College.
Nicole Scimeca (Jo) Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Anastasia. National Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Grand Ole Opry. Regional: Anastasia (Hartford Stage), Matilda (Wagon Wheel Center for the Performing Arts), Mary Poppins, Holiday Inn (Drury Lane Theatre), Les Miserables (Paramount Theatre), The Sound of Music (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Gypsy (McLeod Summer Playhouse). Film: Thrill Ride (Amazon Prime), Halfway (Amazon Prime). TV: Messiah (Netflix), Wizard of Lies (HBO) and Chicago Fire (NBC).
Kate Arrington (Playwright) has been a proud member of The Steppenwolf Ensemble since 2007 where some of her favorite plays include The Violet Hour, The Pain and the Itch, Hot L Baltimore, A Parallelogram, Detroit, Belleville and East of Eden. New York Theater includes: The Iceman Cometh, Grace, The Wolves, Our Mother's Brief Affair, When the Messenger is Hot, The American Plan, The Qualms, Sexy Saint James and Happy Now? Film and TV includes: Winning Time, Mare of Easttown, Succession, Ray Donovan, Billions, Abandoned, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Knives and Skin, East New York, Evil, Madam Secretary, Blacklist and The Good Wife. She has two amazing daughters, Sylvie and Mae. This play is for Martha Lavey. And for her mother, Jean Arrington, who at the end of life, published her book.
Terry Kinney (Director) is a co-founder and acting ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre. His acting work includes: Balm in Gilead, Orphans, Tracers, The Grapes of Wrath (Tony nomination) and Buried Child on Broadway. Steppenwolf (directing): And a Nightingale Sang…, A Clockwork Orange, A Streetcar Named Desire, Of Mice and Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (also Broadway, winner Tony Award, Best Revival) and The Violet Hour. Other work: reasons to be pretty (Tony nomination, Best Play), The Price (Broadway), The Babylon Line (LCT) and Curse of the Starving Class. Film: Fly Away Home, Sleepers, The Firm, Last of the Mohicans, The Little Things, among others. Television: Oz, Good Behavior, Fargo, Billions, Inventing Anna and recently, The Watcher (Netflix).
A Safe Return
As the Chicago theatre community continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Steppenwolf Theatre remains committed to the safety of its patrons and staff. For the most up-to-date information on our venue’s COVID precautions, please visit steppenwolf.org/welcomeback.
As a commitment to make the Steppenwolf experience accessible to everyone, performances featuring American Sign Language Interpretation, Open Captioning and Audio Description are offered during the run of each STC production (see dates above). Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are available for every performance and all our spaces are equipped with an induction hearing loop. Our building features wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms, push-button entrances, a courtesy wheelchair and all-gender restrooms, with accessible counter and table spaces at our bars. For additional information regarding accessibility, visit steppenwolf.org/plan-your-visit/accessibility/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another Marriage is supported in part by Ameriprise Financial and CNA. United Airlines is the Official and Exclusive Airline of Steppenwolf. Steppenwolf is also grateful for the significant season support from Northern Trust, Allstate Insurance Company, Amazon, ComEd, Conagra Brands Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, PNC and Vinci Restaurant. Steppenwolf also acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
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