ABOUT THIS SHOW

A coyote howling. A home in disarray. A young woman alone. In Matthew Paul Olmos’ world premiere, Soledad Vargas is in the city, fighting for her family’s right to live on their land. When hope starts to dwindle, how far will she go, and what will she be forced to leave behind? A modern myth drawn from the real life struggles of displaced communities around the globe, a home what howls is a lyrically-rendered quest of youth activism standing against forces of injustice.

a home what howls will be performed in Steppenwolf's Ensemble Theater.

 

a home what howls STUDY GUIDE

We invite you to take a look at our Study Guide—an interactive resource created by Steppenwolf Education to deepen your a home what howls experience. In addition to lesson plans and activities for the classroom, you will find articles, artist interviews and so much more! Explore the study guide.

Running Time

This production runs approximately 95 minute with no intermission.

Due to the high volume and wide breadth of work we present, we are often not able to proactively offer content advisories for individual performances. However, if you have specific concerns about stage effects (such as strobe lights or fog/haze) that might have a bearing on comfort or well-being, or if you would like to know more about the age appropriateness of the performance, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Digital Program

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members

The Cast

Watch & Listen

Reviews

RECOMMENDED—a home what howls is a "relevant and poignant world premiere."

- Chicago Reader

"Undeniably captivating...a dreamlike quality that comforts audiences as often as it troubles them.”

- BroadwayWorld Chicago

"The acting is first-rate, the direction spot-on; the characters blend seamlessly together, moving about the space with assurance and grace."

- Splash Magazine

"a visionary new play... absolutely captivating"

- Life and Times

"a beautiful production of an exceptional work...it is profoundly good.

- Buzz Center Stage

"I found myself drawn into the stories and the characters and their struggles to survive."

- Around the Town Chicago

Accessible Performances

Spanish Language-Captioned Student Matinee:
Friday, February 16 at 10am

Open-Captioned Public Performance:
Saturday, February 17 at 3pm

RSF Public Performance:
Saturday, February 17 at 3pm

Audio-Described and Touch Tour Public Performance:
Saturday, February 24 at 3pm
(Touch-tour at 1:30pm, curtain at 3pm)

ASL-Interpreted Student Matinee:
Friday, March 1 at 10am

ASL-Interpreted Public Performance:
Saturday, March 2 at 3pm

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.

By visiting Steppenwolf, you agree to adhere to the theatre’s Patron Code of Conduct and Health and Safety Protocols.

Sponsors

 

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

Accessibility Services sponsored by John Hart and Carol Prins.

Running Time

This production runs approximately 95 minute with no intermission.

Content Advisory

Due to the high volume and wide breadth of work we present, we are often not able to proactively offer content advisories for individual performances. However, if you have specific concerns about stage effects (such as strobe lights or fog/haze) that might have a bearing on comfort or well-being, or if you would like to know more about the age appropriateness of the performance, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Digital Program

For Teachers

Interested in bringing your students on a field trip to Steppenwolf? Fill out a registration form so we can get your school group into one of our 10am student matinees!

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