High suspense tale of a calamitous marriage. -Chicago Sun-Times


Newly married American expats Zack and Abby live an enviably hip existence in the colorful, multi-ethnic neighborhood of Belleville, Paris. But when a series of small, unexpected encounters escalates the tension between them, some surprising cracks in the foundation of their isolated yet idyllic life begin to show. Belleville is a taut, edgy psychological thriller that asks: does anyone really know who they’re with?

Watch & Listen

  1. <i>BELLEVILLE</i> - Audience Reaction Video

    BELLEVILLE - Audience Reaction Video

  2. <i>BELLEVILLE</i> in Production

    BELLEVILLE in Production

  3. <i>BELLEVILLE</i> - Trailer

    BELLEVILLE - Trailer

  4. <i>BELLEVILLE</i> in Rehearsal

    BELLEVILLE in Rehearsal

  5. Season Trailer 2012/13

    Season Trailer 2012/13

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members


"Unpredictable, breathless thriller…5-stars!"
–Time Out Chicago

"Heart-stopping Chicago premiere"

"A psychological thriller as suspenseful as any Hitchcock film"
–Chicago Theater Beat

"A very juicy night of theater"
–Chicago Tribune

"Shivers with intrigue…an exploration of what lurks in the world of relationships"
–Northwest Indiana Times

Program Articles

Welcome to Belleville

A welcome letter from Artistic Director Martha Lavey

All in the Family

Conversations with ensemble members Alana Arenas and Kate Arrington

F is for Fifty

Steppenwolf’s Literary Manager Aaron Carter shares his personal connection to the play, and invites you to do the same.

Buy Tickets

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Running Time

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Additional Information

Please note this play contains brief nudity.

Downstairs Theatre Info & Seat Map Map / Directions to the theatre Belleville Program

Special Performances

Post-Show Plus with Dr. Phil Lebovitz
Wednesday, August 14

Sign Language-Interpreted
Sunday, August 4 at 7:30pm

Open Captioning
Saturday, August 10 at 3pm

Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, August 18
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Curtain: 3pm

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