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The next permutation of Duo, is at Steppenwolf on March 13th at 11:00 pm at the Garage After Party, with rewrites, changes and more instrumentation. We’re making changes but keeping the essence, of course! Thanks to supporters and champions, we’re moving along toward a full production! We are now a 501 ( c ) 3 not for profit. If you’d like to make a contribution or become a supporter, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, March 13th at 11:00pm, come to Steppenwolf as He and She battle for love with music direction and piano by composer Elizabeth Doyle accompanied by Alyson Berger (cello) and Corbin Andrick (wind instruments).
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What our audiences say:
“I thought the piece was beautifully acted and skillfully directed, with some peachy moments. I think you have something there.” Bernie Sahlins
"Terrific work-nice humor, touching moments, lovely music" Brigid Gerace
"Bravo! The show was great! It had a wonderful story line, plenty of very funny lines and situations, pathos and a very satisfying ending. It was never predictable, each of the two characters showing a fresh (as in novel) attitude toward one another." Helene Alter Dyche
"I absolutely loved the music! Every aspect of it." Judy Davis
'I enjoyed the "snapshot" element of the script" Tyler Dean
"I would call it a musical poem...a very interesting and different sort of musical." Michelle Lazowski
"The story was very meaningful...it reminded me of home (my own life)" Floyd Mittleman
"True to life and entertaining" Ali Hansen, Executive Director, Box Factory for the Arts
STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES LATE NIGHT @ GARAGE REP PRODUCED BY SUZBO ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (NFP)
Thursday, March 13 11:00 PM
$5 general admission 312-335-1650
Late Night at Garage Rep in the Steppenwolf Garage
1624 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL
CHICAGO (January 9, 2014) – Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the line-up for Late Night @ Garage Rep, a series of cross-genre performances Thursday nights during Garage Rep 2014. The line-up includes a performance by the play with music, Duo: 1 Is 1, 2 Is Math. Duo is the I Do! I Do! for the new century. Starring Chicago veteran actors Suzanne Petri and Roger Anderson, the story follows a couple from their first meeting to their marriage, and through the ups and downs of their relationship as they move through their life together, growing, moving, changing, through difficult times and life's lessons until they discover why they stuck, “Together.” They are funny and moving and human. This sophisticated yet approachable play by Bill C. Thomas and directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Robert Breuler, is filled with new and affecting music composed by Elizabeth Doyle. Duo is a new work that appeals to everyone from the young couples starting out to couples that are in the middle years-the difficult time in a relationship that is everyday yet long lasting. The story comes alive with insight, intelligence and wit.
Our new musical Duo: 1 Is 1; 2 Is Math had a 2 performance run at the Box Factory for the Arts in Michigan as well as a very successful 2 performance run at The Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre on August 6th and 7th 2011. These performances were partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency.
And our most recent success: DUO was selected to perform “Duo” at Steppenwolf’s Late Night at Garage Rep on March 13th! In 2012, Steppenwolf introduced Late Night as an exciting addition to Garage Rep programs. Following Garage Rep performances, Late Night acts range from dance parties to award-winning slam poets to post-punk and classical music collaborations, in a late-night party atmosphere. Late Night also harkens back to an old Steppenwolf tradition: beginning in 1981, in the theater at Jane Addams Hull-House, the company produced risky and edgy work in their “Late Night Shows,” which included the provocative La Ronde, Christopher Durang’s ‘dentity Crisis, and Sam Shepard and Patti Smith’s Cowboy Mouth.
"two thumbs up!"
"the music...[is] lovely and interesting"
"like listening to my life!"
"from the heart and true"
"good inclusion of humor"
"full of real life experiences and thoughts"
Thank you for your support!
Suzy and Bob
SuzBo Entertainment Inc. (NFP)
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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and Community Arts Assistance Program
Composer, Director, Cast and Cellist Greg Ladewski at the Box Factory
Bob and Bill
Rehearsing at the Box Factory