Woven together from interviews gathered by journalist Miles Harvey and his students at DePaul University, How Long Will I Cry? provides raw, truthful insight into the problem of youth violence. By giving voice to those who know the tragic consequences of violence first-hand—families of the victims, residents of crime-ridden neighborhoods and especially young people—How Long Will I Cry? inspires all of us to join together in search of a solution.

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Even if a performance is sold out, there's still a chance you can get a ticket. Please call the box office at 312-335-1650 to find out about standby tickets and wait lists.

This production is presented as part of Now Is The Time, a citywide initiative to stop youth violence and intolerance.

touring information

How Long Will I Cry? will tour to the following Chicago Public Library branches and the Gary Comer Youth Center, March 11 – 16. Please visit Chicago Public Library for specific branch information or call the number listed below to reserve your tickets.

All performances listed are free to members of the public but reservations are required. Following each tour performance, audience members are invited to participate in an interactive conversation.

March 11 at 11:00am
Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street

March 11 at 5:00pm
West Englewood Library
1745 W. 63rd Street

March 12 at 11:00am
Austin Branch
5615 W Race Ave

March 13 at 11:00am
Little Village Branch
2311 S. Kedzie Avenue

March 13 at 5:00pm
Gary Comer Youth Center
7200 S. Ingleside Avenue

March 14 at 11:00am
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street

March 14 at 5:00pm
Whitney Young Branch
7901 S. King Drive

March 16 at 11:00am
Humboldt Park Branch
1605 N. Troy Street

Schedule is subject to change.

Watch & Listen

  1. <i>How Long Will I Cry?</i>: Voices of Youth Violence on tour

    How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence on tour

  2. <i>HOW LONG WILL I CRY?</i> in Production

    HOW LONG WILL I CRY? in Production

  3. <i>HOW LONG WILL I CRY?</i> in Rehearsal

    HOW LONG WILL I CRY? in Rehearsal

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Buy Tickets

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Running Time

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Special Performances

Post-show Discussion
Saturday, March 23
Following the 11am performance, join us for a special post-show discussion with Sudhir Venkatesh, author of Gang Leader for a Day and contributor of Freakonomics. Space is limited—call Audience Services at 312-335-1650 to RSVP.

Sign Language-Interpreted
Monday, March 4 at 7:30pm
Student Performance - Wednesday, March 6 at 10:00am

Open Captioning
Monday, March 4 at 7:30pm

Audio Description
Saturday, March 9 at 11:00am

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