About This Show 

YOU & ME is a completely improvised, no-suggestion set with Michael Patrick Thornton & a guest artist. YOU & ME originally premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where Artistic Director Les Waters called the show “Hilarious, horrifying, and human. Quite magical, really.”  YOU & ME premiered in Chicago at The Den Theatre and has made its home at Second City for the past two years.
 
Thornton says, “I kept hearing from my actor friends how fearful and alien improv feels to them and vice-versa with my improv pals regarding theater. This is an unfortunate and unnecessary perceptual divide. Whether dialogue is written or invented, great scenes are about people needing each other and listening to each other, and so that's why I created this show. YOU & ME hopes to playfully re-patch this schism, refresh our faith in collective imagination, and reinforce the liberating truism that for this particular theatrical event, all we'll ever need and ever have is simply You & Me.” 

The Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet will perform onstage, accompanying the improv set.

Running Time

60 minutes, presented without 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.

Running Time

60 minutes, presented without 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.