Sinise Will Perform at Steppenwolf's Gala 2009, with a Sneak Peek at Tempest

News   Sinise Will Perform at Steppenwolf's Gala 2009, with a Sneak Peek at Tempest
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will celebrate its 33rd season with a starry benefit, GALA 2009: A Celebration of the Season of the Imagination, on April 18 at 6:30 PM at its home at 1650 N. Halsted St. in Chicago.

Steppenwolf co-founder Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will perform.

According to the Tony Award-winning resident theatre known for its Ensemble of theatre artists, "The evening kicks off with a unique performance inspired by Steppenwolf's production of The Tempest, directed by ensemble member Tina Landau and featuring Steppenwolf ensemble members."

Following the performance, guests will be "ushered into the backstage world of Steppenwolf and offered cocktails on stage." The cocktail hour will continue in a custom-designed tent adjacent to the theatre. Members of Steppenwolf's acclaimed ensemble will host dinner, prepared by Limelight Catering. A live auction "will feature once-in-a-lifetime adventures with Steppenwolf ensemble members."

Steppenwolf's annual gala is attended by 700 of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural leaders and is always highlighted by the presence of the renowned Steppenwolf ensemble.

To purchase tickets or for additional information, contact Special Events Manager Tara Gillespie at (312) 654-5682 or *

Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Steppenwolf Theatre Company's mission is "to advance the vitality and diversity of American theatre by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships and contributing new works to the national canon. The company, formed in 1976 by a collective of actors, is dedicated to perpetuating an ethic of mutual respect and the development of artists through on-going group work. Steppenwolf has grown into an internationally renowned company of 42 artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking and textual adaptation."

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