'Liesel Meminger is a young girl struggling to survive in Nazi Germany. Her life is filled with risk and danger but her love of books guides her through a brutal world. Death watches over her, fascinated by humankind's will to live. The Book Thief
looks at the terrible cost of violence, bearing witness to our compassion and complicity. When Death tells a story, you listen.'
Source: Steppenwolf Theatre Company website, http://www.steppenwolf.org