The Steppenwolf Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season for young adults.
The two-show slate, aimed primarily at teen audiences, begins in the fall with Heidi Stillman's adaptation of "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, the story of a young, book-loving girl in Nazi Germany. Hallie Gordon will direct.
In February, Steppenwolf will stage "Oral Histories" by Miles Harvey, a piece revolving around the first-hand accounts of Chicagoans, especially young Chicagoans, whose lives have been impacted by violence. The director has not yet been announced.
Steppenwolf says the shows, which have both public and school performances, are designed to be part of a season-long collaboration with Chicago Public Library and Facing History and Ourselves with the aim of "making positive change" in the face of "youth violence and intolerance."Copyright © 2015, RedEye