I’ve always thought that it was true here. That at night the paintings come alive… it’s as if there’s a secret alive in the room.

ABOUT THIS SHOW

When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Spanning centuries of human experience, Jessica Dickey’s The Rembrandt movingly explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty, reminding us that though our beliefs may die with the sound of our voice, it’s the love we share—and the art that love inspires—that finds eternity.

Hailed as a “talent to watch” by the New York TimesJessica Dickey is an award-winning actor and playwright most known for her play The Amish Project, which opened Off Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Helen Hayes Award, Barrymore Award, among others). The Rembrandt was commissioned and produced (then titled The Guard) by the Ford’s Theatre as part of the Women’s Voices Festival and was awarded the Stavis Award for Playwriting.

Casting Note: The role of Henry/Rembrandt will be played by Francis Guinan (9/7-10/22) and Joe Dempsey (10/24-11/11).

Watch & Listen

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

“Great truths about happiness and grief, art and reality, life and death
Chicago Tribune

“Guinan and Mahoney… two master craftsmen on stage together”
– Newcity

Powerful performances… touching meditations on mortality and the endurance of art”
– Daily Herald

Meditation on life and art’s mysteries
Stage and Cinema

Humorous and enlightening
– Broadway World

Running Time

Approximately 90 minutes, presented without an intermission

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

Upstairs Theatre Info & Seat Map
Memberships–More flexibility + perks
The Rembrandt Program

For the Saturday matinee performance of The Rembrandt on 11/11, the roles of Homer and Simon, principally played by John Mahoney, will be performed by Charles Stransky.

Special Performances

Preview Performances:
September 7 – 16

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, October 1 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Saturday, October 7 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, October 15 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm

Running Time

Approximately 90 minutes, presented without an intermission

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

Upstairs Theatre Info & Seat Map
Memberships–More flexibility + perks
The Rembrandt Program

For the Saturday matinee performance of The Rembrandt on 11/11, the roles of Homer and Simon, principally played by John Mahoney, will be performed by Charles Stransky.

Special Performances

Preview Performances:
September 7 – 16

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, October 1 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Saturday, October 7 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, October 15 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm

I’ve always thought that it was true here. That at night the paintings come alive… it’s as if there’s a secret alive in the room.

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