UrbanTheater Company will be presenting the Midwest premiere of Sonnets for an Old Century by
José Rivera as part of Steppenwolf’s 2nd annual GARAGE REP, running February 11 – April 24, 2011 in
Steppenwolf’s Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St.
Directed by Madrid St. Angelo in collaboration with Juan Castaneda, Sonnets for an
Old Century takes place in a waiting room for the afterlife. There we find a dreamscape filled with
poignant, funny, lyrical and haunting monologues from recently deceased individuals. This moving work
by Obie Award-winning playwright and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Jose Rivera asks the
question, “Where do we go when we die?” If you were offered the chance to comment on the life you
have lived, “What would you say?”
Sonnets for an Old Century features:
Arthur Luis Soria, *Alex Polcyn, Amrita Dhaliwal, *Christian Kain Blackburn, Dru Smith, *Gabi Mayorga, *Gino Marconi, *Hank Hilbert, *Jennifer Walls, *Marilyn Camacho, Marvin Quihada, Meghann Tabor, Mike Cherry, Paloma Nozicka, Phillip E. Jones, Rashaad Hall, *Shanon Matesky, Sojourner Zenobia Wright, Whitney Hayes
Also part of the Garage Rep Productions are Heddatron by Sideshow Theatre Company and The Three
Faces of Doctor Crippen by The Strange Tree Group. These show along with Sonnets for an Old
Century will be running in repertory.
GARAGE REP plays Wednesdays through Sundays at 8 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 4 pm; with a
three-show marathon on Saturday, February 26, Sunday, February 27 and Sunday, April 24 at 1 pm, 4
pm & 8 pm. The press performances for GARAGE REP will take place on Sunday, February 27 at 1 pm
(Three Faces of Doctor Crippen), 4 pm (Sonnet for an Old Century) and 8 pm (Heddatron).
Tickets for GARAGE REP cost $20 per play and are available through Steppenwolf Audience Services,
1650 N. Halsted St., by calling (312) 335-1650 or online at www.steppenwolf.org. A three-play pass
(currently on sale) is available for $45. Every Wednesday performance (beginning March 2, 2011) is “pay
what you can.” Group discounts are available by calling (312) 932-2422. Single tickets are currently on
*Denotes UTC Company Member’s