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Record #: R2016-341   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 5/18/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/18/2016
Title: Congratulations extended to Steppenwolf Theatre on 40th anniversary
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Hopkins, Brian , Smith, Michele
Attachments: 1. R2016-341.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
May 18, 2016







TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

1 transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Hopkins and Smith, a congratulatory resolution concerning Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40th anniversary.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, currently celebrating its fortieth anniversary season, is a fixture in the Chicago theater community, as well as on national and international stages; and

WHEREAS, Steppenwolf Theatre Company officially began in 1976 as a collective of actors performing in an 88-seat theater it built in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church and School in Highland Park, Illinois; and

WHEREAS, In May of 1977, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company played its first performance in Chicago at the Jane Addams Hull House Center Theater, and was resident at theaters throughout Chicago until the Company moved to its own theater complex in 1991 at 1650 North Halsted Street; and

WHEREAS, Forty years later, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has grown into the nation's premier ensemble theater—redefining the landscape of acting and performance with an ensemble of forty-six remarkable actors, directors and playwrights, which includes Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson, Alana Arenas, Randall Arney, Kate Arrington, Ian Barford, Robert Breuler, Gary Cole, Kathryn Erbe, K. Todd Freeman, Frank Galati, Francis Guinan, Moira Harris, Jon Michael Hill, Tim Hopper, Tom Irwin, Ora Jones, Terry Kinney, Tina Landau, Martha Lavey, Tracy Letts, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Sandra Marquez, Mariann Mayberry, Tarell Alvin McCraney, James Vincent Meredith, Laurie Metcalf, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Caroline Neff, Bruce Norris, Austin Pendleton, Jeff Perry, William Petersen, Yasen Peyankov, Martha Plimpton, Rondi Reed, Molly Regan, Anna D. Shapiro, Eric Simonson, Gary...

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