About this Show
In the weeks leading up to prom, the close friendships of five high school guys are put to the test...'cause Andrew must be gay, Marcus knocked up his girl, Derek's falling in love, Nick is a little too addicted to fetish porn, and Evan pushed a hook-up too far and downed a bottle of pills.
Born from conversations with teenage boys, Now That We're Men lays bare what’s happening in high schools across the country. Their unfiltered stories— of consent, power, porn, manning up and getting laid - come straight from the mouths of these guys, as they are figuring out what it means to be a man.
Now That We’re Men has been performed in theaters and high schools across the northeast, including Dixon Place, LaTea, The Brooklyn Museum, Phillips Andover Academy, St. Francis College, Nassau Community College and Choate Rosemary Hall. The show is now making its Chicago debut as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series. Working alongside public, private and charter schools in the Chicago area, we have provided over 50% of the tickets free to local students. The performances will run in conjunction with The Harold Washington Public Library’s Teen Lit Fest. On Saturday, April 14th, the teen cast of Now That We’re Men will be hosting a panel at the Lit Fest to discuss masculinity, consent, sexual assault and adolescence to extend the #MeToo/#TimesUp conversation to the generation who needs it most: teens.
Writer and Director: Katie Cappiello
Featuring: Jordan Eliot, Caleb Grandoit, Fred Hechinger, Alphonso Jones, Rayshawn Richardson
Technical Director: Daniel Melnick
Assistant Director: Charlotte Arnoux
Lighting Designer and Production Manager: Lauren Breman
Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.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.