It is a story of momentous upheaval and the limits of courage and love.


General William Tecumseh Sherman, Uncle Billy to his men, marches 62,000 Union soldiers through lush Georgia countryside. Bearing along both black and white refugees, the march destroys everything in its path, turning home into exile and exile into home. Its epic force forever changes the lives of those caught up in its sweep: a liberated slave, a sheltered daughter of a Southern judge, a pair of Confederate deserters and Uncle Billy himself.

Watch & Listen

  1. Inside The March

    Inside The March

  2. The March Teaser

    The March Teaser

  3. The March In Production

    The March In Production

  4. The March in Rehearsal

    The March in Rehearsal

  5. Frank Galati adapts and directs The March

    Frank Galati adapts and directs The March

Cast & Artists

The Artists

The Cast

Program Articles

Welcome to The March

A welcome letter from Artistic Director Martha Lavey

Tragedy Has No Bias

Ensemble members Frank Galati and Ian Barford discuss The March

Doctorow's Warring Histories

An article on the boundaries between fact and fiction in the work of E.L. Doctorow

In Their Own Words

An article on first person accounts of Sherman's march.

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Interactive Map of Sherman's March
Explore the route Sherman and his troops took from Atlanta to Savannah.

Faces of the Civil War
Look at The Library of Congress's Flickr collection of 700+ high-res scans of ambrotype and tintype photos of US Civil War soldiers.

Vote for your favorite display of Civil War facial hair
The Smithsonian presents a gallery of antique military portraits from the Library of Congress and asks "Who Had the Best Civil War Facial Hair?"

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Running Time

Content Advisory

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Additional Information

To download the program click here.

From our friends at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Museum and Foundation: With your ticket stub from The March, receive a $5 discount on the cost of a Museum adult admission or $10 off a Museum membership. Take your Steppenwolf experience further by visiting the world’s largest archive of papers and artifacts on Abraham Lincoln and visit the new exhibit: To Kill and To Heal opening May 11.

The March recently won an Edgerton Foundation New American Play award. Find out more about the award or see what other plays received an award.

The March is a co-commission with Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of their
American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle.

Ensemble member K. Todd Freeman will take over the roles played by Phillip James Brannon from May 31 until the show's closing on June 10.

Special Performances

Sign Language-Interpreted
Sunday, May 13 at 7:30pm

Open Captioning
Saturday, May 26 at 3pm

Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, May 27
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Curtain: 3pm

2011/12 Season


  • Lead production co-sponsor: PNC
    Lead production co-sponsor: PNC
  • Lead production co-sponsor
    Lead production co-sponsor
  • 2011/12 Season Lighting Sponsor
    2011/12 Season Lighting Sponsor
  • Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund
    Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund