About this Show

Doors 7:30pm
Show 8:00pm

Sand is a Chicago-based improv ensemble that has been performing together since 2009. Made up of three improvisers who collectively perform at iO, the Annoyance Theatre and Second City, Sand was named “Best Improv Troupe of 2015” by NewCity. Sand explores the public and private lives of three characters by improvising a series of documentary style monologues and scenes. Sand can be seen performing at Spitballin, a variety show they curate every Monday night at Quenchers Saloon. Sand is Thomas Kelly, Scott Nelson and Mike Brunlieb. They are accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Tim Joyce.

Running Time

Approx 90 minutes

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

Sand is a part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series - a new multi-genre performance series, presenting a wide variety of work, coming from a diverse array of voices, artists emerging and established alike.

In our brand new 1700 Theatre, a casual, intimate and flexible 80-seat theater located behind Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks - Steppenwolf's new destination for coffee, drinks and food.

Reviews

“Sand is made up of three unassuming dudes with varying amounts of facial hair—Scott Nelson, Thomas Kelly and Mike Brunlieb. They may look a bit disheveled, but after seven years of performing together they’ve built up something of a legendary status among fellow improvisers. … As a group they’re able to tap into a darkness that would lead lesser performers to alienate an audience quickly. And yet they pull it off with a strange sense of empathy that allows for full-on laughter at the most unexpected of topics. Comedy is at the core of David Lynch’s most disconcerting work and Sand reminds us that creepy and funny aren’t mutually exclusive.”
- New City

Running Time

Approx 90 minutes

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

Sand is a part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series - a new multi-genre performance series, presenting a wide variety of work, coming from a diverse array of voices, artists emerging and established alike.

In our brand new 1700 Theatre, a casual, intimate and flexible 80-seat theater located behind Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks - Steppenwolf's new destination for coffee, drinks and food.