David Schwimmer
(© Tristan Fuge)
David Schwimmer
(© Tristan Fuge)
Robert Breuler, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Anthony Fleming III, K. Todd Freeman, Tom Irwin, Rick Kogan, Keith Kupferer, Martha Lavey, Ernest Perry, Joyce Piven, David Schwimmer, Michael Smith, Alan Wilder, and Dennis Zacek will be among the participants in Steppenwolf Theatre's tribute to Studs Terkel, to be presented Monday, November 17 at 7:30 pm.

The event will feature free staged reading with music of Derek Goldman adaptation of Terkel's book, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith. Jessica Thebus will direct, with musical direction by Robert Reddrick. The concert-style reading will incorporate music to illuminate Studs' poignant book of interviews on death and dying. Recognizable interviewees portrayed on stage include author Kurt Vonnegut, actress Uta Hagen and Chicago Reader theater critic and AIDS activist Justin Hayford. There are also everyday Chicagoans--parents, medics and teachers--who share wise words and meaningful memories.

Terkel passed away on October 31, at age 96.

Admission to the event is free, however reservations are required. Call 312-335-1650.