What happens when faith & forgiveness reach the boiling point?


Shelley runs a Bronx soup kitchen with unsentimental efficiency, but lately her heart is not quite in her job—or her faith. When Emma—a driven yet erratic college dropout—arrives to volunteer, her volatile mix of generosity and self-involvement brings Shelley’s bubbling midlife crisis to a boil. Warm, funny and compassionate, Grand Concourse introduces you to some fascinating everyday people trying to figure out the enigma of faith, the limits of forgiveness and how to find a little peace.

Song Credit:
“Roll With It” by She Rides Tigers is used by permission of the artists

Casting Note:
The role of Frog will be played by Tim Hopper (7/2-8/9) and Francis Guinan (8/11 - 8/30).

Watch & Listen

  1. EXPLORE: The World of <i>GRAND CONCOURSE</i>


  2. <i>GRAND CONCOURSE</i> - Audience Response

    GRAND CONCOURSE - Audience Response

  3. <i>GRAND CONCOURSE</i> in Production

    GRAND CONCOURSE in Production

  4. <i>GRAND CONCOURSE</i> - Trailer


  5. <i>GRAND CONCOURSE</i> in Rehearsal

    GRAND CONCOURSE in Rehearsal

  6. 2014/15 Season - <i>GRAND CONCOURSE</i>

    2014/15 Season - GRAND CONCOURSE

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members


“One of those Steppenwolf Theatre productions that reminds you of why you go to the theater in the first place
Chicago Sun-Times
“A great Steppenwolf performance” –
Chicago Tribune
“A play full of both humor and heart
Engaging, clear-eyed dramedy”
Daily Herald
A stunning last scene
Compassionate and true
— Chris Jones, CBS 2 Chicago
“One of the best written plays I’ve ever seen”
–Splash Magazine

Program Articles

Welcome to Grand Concourse

A welcome letter to Grand Concourse from Director and Ensemble Member Yasen Peyankov

Between Intention and Action

Playwright Heidi Schreck, Director Yasen Peyankov and Dramaturg Dassia N. Posner discuss Grand Concourse

In the Name of the Father

In First Person, a member of the Steppenwolf community explores a personal connection to the play and invites you to do the same.

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Running Time

Content Advisory

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Additional Information

Explore: Grand Concourse Discount Tickets Grand Concourse Program Downstairs Theatre Info & Seat Map Map / Directions to the theatre

Specialty Cocktail: "Bad Habit"

ch lavender gin, San Pellegrino clementine soda, fresh lime, lavender bitters

Special Performances

Preview Performances
July 2 – 11, 2015

American Sign Language Interpretation
Sunday, August 9 at 7:30pm

Open Captioning
Saturday, August 22 at 3:00pm

Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, August 23
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Curtain: 3pm

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