Spreading its wings, Steep to move 'Moment' to Theater Wit

For the first time in its history, Steep Theatre is to move one of its hit productions from its own home to a larger venue.

Steep's production of "Moment," a family drama by the Irish writer Deirdre Kinahan, will move to a rented 99-seat venue inside Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave, for an additional six-week run from Sept. 21 to Oct. 27.

"Moment," directed by Jonathan Berry, sold out its initial run, and tickets for the two previous extensions were snapped up in a matter of hours after they went on sale.

Tickets for the new run go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Theater Wit box office at 773-975-8150, or through steeptheatre.com.

Steep will open its next production "Making Noise Quietly" in its own theater on Oct. 4.

Artistic director Peter Moore called the ambitious "Moment" venture "an exciting experiment."  To some extent, Steep is following the path of the TimeLine Theatre, which has expanded beyond its own doors when shows have generated big demand for tickets.

The space at Theater Wit is being vacated by the commercial production of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," which will close earlier than hoped.

 

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