ABOUT THIS SHOW
It’s just another (omg, wtf, lmfao) day at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. When a White House PR nightmare spins into a legit sh*tshow, seven brilliant and beleaguered women must risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble. POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive is a bawdy and irreverent look at sex, politics and the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world. Who knew that global crisis is always just a four-letter word away.
POTUS will be performed in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater.
Steppenwolf does not typically offer advisories about subject matter; however, we acknowledge that sensitivities vary from person to person, so If you would like to read the content advisory for POTUS, click the "Details" arrow below.
- Playwright Selina Fillinger
- Director Audrey Francis
- Scenic Design Regina García
- Costume Design Raquel Adorno
- Lighting Design Heather Gilbert
- Sound Design Pornchanok Kanchanabanca
- Creative Producer Patrick Zakem
- Producing Director Tom Pearl
- Casting Director JC Clementz
- Production Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn
- Assistant Stage Manager Kathleen Barrett
- Political Consultant - Tracy Sefl
Featured Ensemble Members
Watch & Listen
POTUS — PRODUCTION TRAILER
POTUS — PRODUCTION PHOTOS
POTUS — REHEARSAL TRAILER
POTUS — DIRECTOR INTERVIEW
POTUS — REHEARSAL PHOTOS
"Chock-full of witty zingers, this satirical romp through the sewer of sexism in the White House is good, filthy fun"
- Chicago Sun-Times
"one of the funniest plays I have seen in aeons”
- Chicago Theatre Review
"Director Audrey Francis' fast, fearless production has the zaniness farce demands"
- Daily Herald
"In Selina Fillinger's fast, funy script the verbal bullets come with Tommy-gun speed and a sniper's aim"
"a zany roller-coaster ride that will have you in tears."
- Let's Play Theatrical Review
GRAND PRODUCTION SPONSORS
Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy
INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTION SPONSOR
United Airlines is the Official and Exclusive Airline of Steppenwolf.
Accessibility Services sponsored by John Hart and Carol Prins.
Steppenwolf also acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
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.