SynopsisSteppenwolf Theatre honors the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, broadcaster and activist Studs Terkel, who died on October 31, 2008 at age 96. Will the Circle Be Unbroken? is an unforgettable evening of song, story and celebration. With a cast that includes both Steppenwolf ensemble members and renowned personalities and performers, the concert-style reading will incorporate music to illuminate Studs’ poignant book of interviews on death and dying. Recognizable interviewees portrayed on stage include author Kurt Vonnegut, actress Uta Hagen and Chicago Reader theater critic and AIDS activist Justin Hayford. There are also everyday Chicagoans—parents, medics and teachers—who share wise words and meaningful memories. The result is a vibrant tapestry of life's full process, sure to stir compassion and inspiration.
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Cast & Artists
- Author: Studs Terkel
- Directed by: Jessica Thebus