Synopsis

Beane is invisible to his career-focused sister and her cynical husband. Beane’s life is a shrinking, darkening world...until Molly appears. When Beane discovers Molly, suddenly all of the love songs make sense. This off-beat romantic comedy is a world premiere work from hot young playwright John Kolvenbach, whose work has been produced from New York to London’s West End.

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  1. Love Song

    Love Song

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

"A refreshing spring breeze...dreamy, gentle, slightly silly...sending you out into spring thinking about love."
-Chicago Tribune

"Highly Recommended! A hugely engaging world premiere...with four peerless (and fearless) actors."
-Chicago Sun-Times

On Mariann Mayberry
"[Mariann Mayberry is] memorable, adorable, authentic."
-Chicago Magazine on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

On Molly Regan
"[Molly Regan is] delicious, often show-stopping."
-Chicago Sun-Times on The Glass Menagerie

On Austin Pendleton
"[Austin] Pendleton not only captures the themes of the play, but captivates the audience."
-WBEZ on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Program Articles

The Attraction of Love Song


Director of New Play Development Edward Sobel talks with playwright John Kolvenbach about his new romantic comedy Love Song, which plays in the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre March 30 – June 4, 2006.

Sing Along


We asked the cast of Love Song to tell us about their favorite romantic tunes...

Siblings at Steppenwolf


Brothers and sisters are our first peers, and often, our enduring friends, or rivals, or both. It isn't a surprise, then, that such complicated bonds, rife with history and conflict, are at the heart of so many great plays.

Welcome to the 30th Season at Steppenwolf


Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's Artistic Director, reflects on the theatre's thirty years of growth and the process behind presenting a groundbreaking anniversary season.

The Attraction of Love Song


Director of New Play Development Edward Sobel talks with playwright John Kolvenbach about his new romantic comedy Love Song, which plays in the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre March 30 – June 4, 2006.

Sing Along


We asked the cast of Love Song to tell us about their favorite romantic tunes...

Siblings at Steppenwolf


Brothers and sisters are our first peers, and often, our enduring friends, or rivals, or both. It isn't a surprise, then, that such complicated bonds, rife with history and conflict, are at the heart of so many great plays.

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