Garage Rep 2015 | Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Merle Reskin Garage Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Garage Rep 2015 Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Feb. 20-April 26 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre's robust Garage Rep, in which the mighty Lincoln Park institution hands over its handsome 80-seat Garage Theatre—as well as production and publicity teams—to three substantially less-than-mighty local companies for nine weeks, has traditionally been something of a free-for-all. It's never mattered whether the shows had anything to do with one another, hewed to any particular aesthetic, or offended anyone's tastes. If a chosen company wanted to try it out, it was in. The rules haven't changed for the festival's sixth annual incarnation. As is typical of Garage Rep, all the productions run efficiently and energetically. Just about everything feels expansive—and thus necessarily a bit shaky, a testament to these artists' courageous unwillingness to play it safe in such a high-profile gig. As with the venerable Rhinoceros Theater Festival, risk taking is part and parcel with Garage Rep. Continue reading >>

Price: $20

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