Local author and co-founder of Chicago’s acclaimed Steppenwolf Theater Company, Jeff Perry on growing up in Chicago

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company cast members rehearse the company's production "August:Osage County" at the Sydney Theatre on August 16, 2010. Hailed as the first American classic of the 21st Century, the multi-award Steppenwolf production which opens on August 17 is the tale of the Weston family, a large extended family that comes together at their Oklahoma homestead after the disappearance of the family patriarch. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeff Perry is co-founder of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company which he started in 1976 with Gary Sinise, and currently, stars on the ABC hit series “Scandal,” opposite Kerry Washington. Jeff also helped his high-school classmate, John Mayer, write “Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words.” Jeff and John join Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to talk about the history of Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, as told by people who lived it.

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