“BLINK ONCE FOR BURIAL. BLINK TWICE FOR A FRIDAY FUNERAL. BLINK THRICE IF YOU HATE MY GUTS.”

ABOUT THIS SHOW

Ma is dead; now what happens? Vichet Chum’s world premiere follows two sisters—at odds since birth—as they settle the affairs of their strong-willed, wise-cracking mother while reconciling their family’s Cambodian heritage with its ever-so-complicated American present. Where’s the will? A burial or cremation? And what do we do with Ma’s teeth? Bald Sisters is an irreverent, comedic and ultimately poignant examination of the ties that bind multigenerational families of immigrants together: history, spirituality and humor. 

There will be "Masks Required" performances of Bald Sisters on: 

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:30PM 
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 2PM 
  • Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2:30PM 

Watch & Listen

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.

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Sponsors

Lead Production Sponsor

Laurents/Hatcher Foundation

Grand Production Sponsor

Edgerton Foundation

Individual Production Sponsor

Anonymous

 

Bald Sisters is supported in part by the Nancy L. Wald Production Endowment Fund.

Steppenwolf's New Plays Initiative is supported by the Zell Family Foundation.

Accessibility Services sponsored by John Hart and Carol Prins

Bald Sisters is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

Welcome to our ensemble

Steppenwolf prides itself on being one of the premiere ensemble theaters in America. Being in an ensemble means being open to perspectives that differ from our own, being willing to allow multiple truths to exist and, perhaps most importantly, being open to change.

We are committed to becoming a racially, culturally and socially just organization rooted in anti-oppressive values, and we invite you to commit with us to maintaining a safe and accessible environment wherein our patrons, staff, artists, students, donors, trustees and volunteers are all part of our ensemble.

We invite you to join our ensemble by:

• Treating everyone with respect, dignity and equity.
• Centering those whose experiences you may not identify with or understand.
• Celebrating various forms of expression and trusting that there is enough space for us all.

If we witness harm being caused, we commit to:
• Having the courage to interrupt and lead with compassion.
• Centering the needs of the harmed party(ies) if physical or emotional harm is caused.
• Working together to rectify a situation when harm is caused, intentionally or accidentally.

Ensemble ethos is what this company is built on. It’s not always easy, but we believe prioritizing community is how we achieve a better tomorrow.

While we pride ourselves on staging provocative work that elicits strong emotions, reactions and connections, it is essential that we reduce the harm that has occurred too often in our physical and virtual spaces. Therefore, we reserve the right to refuse service, relocate and/or remove any person from our theater who disregards this Code of Conduct.

If you would like to share your thoughts with Steppenwolf leadership, please reach out to the company’s department heads at igotthoughts@steppenwolf.org.

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.

Membership has its perks

Get insider access, great savings and the ultimate flexibility when you become a member!

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Discounts

$20 tickets, Pay-What-You-Can performances, Artists & Essential Workers discounts and more. Find the right ticket for you.

LEARN MORE

Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, December 22nd at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 14 at 2:30pm

ASL interpreted:
Friday, December 23rd at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, January 8 at 2:30pm (1pm touch tour, 2:30pm curtain)