Winesburg, Ohio

June 17 - August 01, 2004

A New Musical
based on the novel by Sherwood Anderson
book and lyrics by Eric Rosen
music and additional lyrics by Andre J. Pluess & Ben Sussman
directed by Jessica Thebus
presented by About Face Theatre in association with Steppenwolf Theatre
EXTENDED through August 1, 2004

Synopsis

Running Time

Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute

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.

Program Articles

Winesburg, Ohio — Eric Rosen Talks About His New Adaptataion

Two seasons ago, Steppenwolf's Arts Exchange Program presented a critically acclaimed, new musical adaptation of Sherwood Anderson's classic novel, Winesburg, Ohio. About Face Theatre Company and Steppenwolf developed the piece further into a full–length musical to be presented this summer in the Upstairs Theatre. Backstage asked adapter and About Face Artistic Director Eric Rosen to talk about the new version of Winesburg and how it made it back onto the Steppenwolf stage.

Making the Music Come to Life

Chicago composers and sound designers Andre Pluess and Ben Sussman have been a powerful force on the Chicago theater scene for the last several seasons, winning awards and critical praise and pleasing audiences around the city. Now they've created a new score for Steppenwolf's Arts Exchange production of Winesburg, Ohio. For this Backstage interview, artistic associate Curt Columbus recently talked to them between gigs for this Backstage interview.

Running Time

Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute

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.