Founded in a Highland Park church basement in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry, the Steppenwolf has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed theater groups in the country. In 1991, the company moved to a fully-modern theater just outside of Old Town. Even though they have now hit the big time, they are still committed to developing and performing some of the most exciting and intense theater anywhere. Past productions have included True West, A Clockwork Orange and a heavily-praised adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Steppenwolf veterans who have left the city to presue film and television often come back to their home. If you're lucky you may see John Malkovich, Gary Sinise or John Mahoney among others. Call for show times.