SynopsisGeneral 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.
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.
Sunday, May 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 26 at 3pm
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, May 27
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
- Author: E. L. Doctorow
- Directed by: ensemble member Frank Galati
- Assistant Director: Ben Viccellio
- Scenic Design: James Schuette
- Lighting Design: Jim Ingalls
- Original Music: Josh Schmidt
- Costume Design: Virgil C. Johnson
- Stage Manager: Malcolm Ewen
- Assistant Stage Manager: Christine D. Freeburg
- Lead Musician: L.J. Slavin
Featured Ensemble Members
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