About This Show

Sophie is everything an upstanding young millennial should be: engaged, devoted to her family, and a likely valedictorian. But her life is shattered when her brother goes on a high school shooting rampage. Thrust into the national spotlight, Sophie finds herself torn between defying the narrative being woven about her brother in the media, and stopping the father she loves from using the rampage for his own political ends. Inspired by Antigone, The Burials is a modern tale of civic responsibility and the gun epidemic in America.

Running Time

90 minutes presented without an intermission

Content Advisory

The Burials is recommended for 8th grade and up. 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.

Special Performances

ASL interpretation (student):
TBD

ASL interpretation:
Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm (Also Caption)

Open-captioned:
Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm (Also ASL)

Audio-described and touch tour:
Saturday, October 15 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm

Watch & Listen

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

"4 stars. Richly textured, whip smart and emotionally honest"
Chicago Tribune

"Powerful"
TimeOut Chicago

"Smart, true and timely"
Chicago Theater Beat

"An intensely important piece of theatre"
Chicago Splash

Program Articles

A Letter from Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic Director Hallie Gordon

Letter from Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic Director Hallie Gordon

Gun Violence, Greek Tragedy and the Steppenwolf Stage

A conversation with playwright Caitlin Parrish and director Erica Weiss.

Running Time

90 minutes presented without an intermission

Content Advisory

The Burials is recommended for 8th grade and up. 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.

Special Performances

ASL interpretation (student):
TBD

ASL interpretation:
Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm (Also Caption)

Open-captioned:
Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm (Also ASL)

Audio-described and touch tour:
Saturday, October 15 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm