Four businessmen in 1967 Chicago carpool to work from the western suburbs navigating the twists and turns of corporate politics. These tensions play out when they foolishly attempt to drive home in the record-breaking blizzard. When one man is abandoned, the others face their choice and how it will affect their lives thereafter.
Running time is under 2 hours which includes one intermission.
50th anniversary of the blizzard that rocked Chicago!
Part of 100 Club and 3-Play Subscription Series
Moderated post-show dialogues follow Thursday and Friday performances.
PRESS ABOUT BLIZZARD ’67
“Imagine the snow begins to fall and doesn’t stop.” Rick Kogan’s fantastic two page spread on BLIZZARD ’67 in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune
JEFF RECOMMENDED! More info on Joseph Jefferson Awards here.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! “a powerful, claustrophobic drama about four white middle-aged company men who carpool to work every day in the late 1960s. Recalling the work of Paddy Chayefsky and Rod Serling, Steinhagen builds his story slowly and deftly reveals each man’s foibles… Ann Filmer’s direction is as nuanced and nicely paced as the script, as are all of the performances in this solid ensemble piece.” – Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader
Recommended! “Using four chairs, four talented actors and copious imagination, director Ann Filmer and her stellar design crew transform a tiny basement space into a series of convincing environments. Blizzard ’67 succeeds brilliantly as existential parable.” – Hugh Iglash, New City
“The first production of the 10th season at 16th Street Theater in Berwyn plunges the audience into an intense, powerful morality play.” – Doug Deuchler, Oak Park’s Wednesday Journal
Highly Recommended “an expertly crafted character study in a setting familiar to every Chicagoan of a certain age, but is easily accessible to those whom the blizzard long predates… If you don’t already know about the 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, now’s a great time to check it out.” – Jacob Davis, Buzznews Chicago
Highly Recommended! “a truly joyful experience at the theater.” – Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago
Interview with playwright Jon Steinhagen by Doug Deuchler in Oak Park’s Wednesday Journal
Interview with playwright Jon Steinhagen by Catey Sullivan for Chicago Tribune’s Oak Leaves Pioneer Press
16th Street Theater Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Aimee Barrows in My Suburban Life