Read a letter from Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro about a new era at Steppenwolf and season highlights
A world premiere by David Rabe
As she faces the stealthy advance of cancer, Edna and her son Andrew search for the love muted by the polite but baffling relationship they’ve settled into.
A world premiere by Erika Sheffer
A resourceful hotel housekeeper negotiates the thorny path into management in this funny and scathing look at America’s corporate culture.
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman
Featuring ensemble members Robert Breuler and Tom Irwin with Shannon Cochran, Glenn Davis, Faith Howard, Yando Lopez, Jazelle Morriss, Mary-Margaret Roberts, Charlie Strater and Jacqueline Williams
December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017
A megachurch pastor shares his revelation about the nature of salvation in this unbiased take on faith in modern America.
Straight White Men
Written and directed by Young Jean Lee
Featuring ensemble member Alan Wilder with Madison Dirks, Ryan Hallahan, Elliott Jenetopulos, Syd Germaine, and Brian Slaten.
February 2 – March 19, 2017
A widower and his sons gather for a holiday celebration that is upended by a poignant and boisterous exploration of identity and privilege.
A world premiere by ensemble member Tracy Letts
Wheeler—middle-aged, misanthropic, underemployed—moves from his ex-wife’s garage to his own apartment, opening complicated and hilarious new possibilities for love and sex.
By Taylor Mac
A newly liberated mother, her transgender son and his PTSD-addled brother shake up the patriarchy in this absurd and surprising look at a reimagined American family.