About this show
Thursday. June 22
Directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez
The desert is hiding many secrets…some of them buried in the sand. Pulled from real testimonies, La Ruta follows two mothers searching for their missing daughters. Set in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a city plagued by the unsolved murders of hundreds of women, this play with music examines a community of women attempting to live in the wake of unspeakable loss. Steppenwolf ensemble member Sandra Marquez directs this reading.
Steppenwolf’s SCOUT is a reading series dedicated to developing new American plays by a diverse group of emerging and established playwrights in direct connection with our award-winning ensemble. This new play initiative, which serves as an incubator for season programming, consists of an intense 3-5 day workshop and culminates in a public reading.
LookOut is Steppenwolf’s performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Emerging artists and performance legends, quintessential Chicago companies and young aspiring ensembles, familiar Steppenwolf faces and new friends.
The 1700 Theatre is general admission, with an assortment of cabaret-style seating options, including high stools and low chairs clustered around tables. We do not reserve seating unless you have a mobile disability. If you have particular seating preferences, we recommend arriving a half hour before show time to reserve the seat of your choice.