Steep Theatre has been delivering thought provoking plays to Chicagoans for almost 20 years. Their humble 20-seat theater is located just east of the Red Line Berwyn Station. Many of Steep’s company members have gone on to perform in larger production at world-renowned theaters like Steppenwolf, several of whom continue to return to take roles at Steep year after year.
Although not exclusively, Steep has an affinity for producing works written by English and Scottish playwrights. I’m not entirely sure why, it’s just a trend I’ve picked up on. I’ve seen a variety plays here, from one-man shows with stripped-down sets to more elaborate transformations of their little black box theater. I can honestly say I’ve never been disappointed, and I always want to discuss the play over wine or espresso afterwards. Speaking of beverages, Steep recently acquired the storefront next door to the theater, which they’ve turned into a bar called The Boxcar. Perfect for a drink before or after a show.
General admission tickets are usually between $10-30, depending on the night of the week, and they’re are sometimes discounted performances during “review” the week before opening night. Definitely a great local spot to get your culture and entertainment fix.