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re: PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
Last Edit: BroadwayTonyJ 01:35 am EDT 05/05/21
Posted by: BroadwayTonyJ 01:35 am EDT 05/05/21
In reply to: re: PASS OVER at Steppenwolf - Singapore/Fling 11:31 pm EDT 05/04/21

The Upstairs Theatre looks different for each play. The banks of seats are mobile and can be re-set. For a play like Straight White Men they formed a proscenium stage theater. For Lord of the Flies, there were seats on two sides of the space. For other shows, there would be banks of seats on 3 sides of the space creating something like an extreme thrust stage. However, there are always 235 seats.

Steppenwolf has been creating a new performing space -- the Round Theater -- just south of the main building on Halsted St. where the street level parking lot and Garage Theater used to be. When it's finished (it may be complete now since I haven't been there since Feb., 2020), they will re-purpose the Upstairs Theater into a rehearsal stage.

I suspect this expansion has contributed to the demise of the Royal George Theatre, which is located on the east side of Halsted (right across the street).
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