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This show closed on January 5, 2020

About Lindiwe

The evocative live music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo forms the foundation of this Steppenwolf world premiere production written and co-directed by ensemble member Eric Simonson. As the story travels from Chicago’s Kingston Mines to South Africa and beyond, Lindiwe’s love story challenges us to define the boundaries between this world and the next, all the while exploring the sacrifices we make for love.

Lindiwe features the five-time Grammy-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo and marks the third collaboration between Steppenwolf and Ladysmith. The legendary a cappella group and Steppenwolf first partnered in 1992 for The Song of Jacob Zulu, which was also directed by ensemble member Eric Simonson and transferred to Broadway receiving six Tony nominations. In 1996, Simonson, Steppenwolf and Ladysmith teamed up again for the “beautiful and deeply moving” (Chicago Tribune) production of Nomathemba, which went on to The Kennedy Center. Simonson received an Oscar nomination for his 2000 documentary On Tiptoe: The Music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo about the group’s global impact and message of love and peace.

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Accessible Performances

Open captioned: Thursday, December 5 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 21 at 3pm

ASL interpreted: Sunday, December 1 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour: Sunday, December 15 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)

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Run Time

2 hours, including one intermission

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

1650 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614

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