SynopsisIn a modern-day California town that’s seen better days, Mom shares death-defying tales of pioneer crossings with her two squabbling adult daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. This hilarious and heartbreaking play about today’s American family explores the mixed blessing of our great frontier spirit, which has fueled both self-delusion and survival. Major Foundation Support provided by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation. The Way West is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts
This Mother’s Day, treat mom to an evening she will never forget: 5:30pm 3-couse dinner at Vinci Restaurant followed by the 7:30pm performance of The Way West. This special dinner-theater package is only $50 each and can be purchased by calling Audience Services at 312-335-1650 by using code MOTHER.See the menu here.
Valid on Sunday, May 11, 2014 only. Gratuity not included. Steppenwolf will make the dinner reservation for your party. Offer expires Thursday, Friday, May 9 at 11:59pm.
American Sign Language-Interpreted
Sunday, May 11 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 24 at 3pm
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, May 25
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
“Marvelous…the simultaneous freshness and familiarity of subject make this world-premiere production especially compelling” – Newcity
“Punctuated by country-tinged songs and tall tales, and underscored by a kind of foreboding humor, Mansour's quirky dramedy examines optimism and self-delusion” – Daily Herald
“An extremely entertaining, richly textured, and often very funny portrait of a family, and a society, going through economic ruin” – Splash
“A saga of modern-day troubles…Mansour presents a thought-provoking narrative”– TheaterMania
“Acid satire…Mom, Meesh, and Manda are up against the American way of life and its delusions” –Reader
Artistic Director Martha Lavey chats with playwright Mona Mansour about The Way West.
Director of New Play Development Aaron Carter on "how the American spirit of optimism, hard work and perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds is both a blessing and a curse. "
Welcome to The Way West