A quirky dark comedy about a young woman following the thorny path to adulthood — right over a cliff.

About This Show

Mae's life is kinda falling apart. Her boyfriend dumped her, she got fired from her job, and she's moved back home to take care of her dad. As if that weren't enough, she has this weird rash and a fantasy cowboy that just won't leave her alone.

What happens when your life path leads you right over a cliff? In this bawdy, irreverent and touching new play, up-and-coming playwright Clare Barron masterfully blends reality and fantasy in a dark comedy about falling apart as you're failing to launch, and what you might find instead.

Watch & Listen

Running Time

2 hours and 10 minutes, which includes one intermission

Content Advisory

You Got Older includes coarse language and frank depictions of sexual fantasies. May not be suitable for people under 18. If you have any additional 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

Preview Performances:
January 25 - February 4

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, February 18 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Saturday, March 10 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, March 4 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

"Sincere, honest... Barron is writing what she knows, and she does so with eloquence"
Chicago Tribune

"Solidly directed by Jonathan Berry with fine performances all around, "You Got Older" blends reality and fantasy into a sometimes uneasy look at the one-way movement of time"
Chicago Sun Times

"Five Stars! Critics' Pick! Clare Barron's extraordinary You Got Older moved me as few new plays have. Like a great short story, it succeeds through details that...coalesce with a force all the stronger for their subtlety...there are moments in this play I know I won't forget."
—Time Out New York

"[Barron's] play... blends off-beat, sometimes raunchy comedy into a slowly fused drama..."
—The New York Times

"Offers a hilarious and painfully affecting blend of oddball dialogue, beautifully observed family dynamics, and a preoccupation with the weird ways of the body... Barron’s special genius lies in the deep dividends she derives from small talk."
—The New Yorker

Reserve Tickets

Running Time

2 hours and 10 minutes, which includes one intermission

Content Advisory

You Got Older includes coarse language and frank depictions of sexual fantasies. May not be suitable for people under 18. If you have any additional 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

Preview Performances:
January 25 - February 4

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, February 18 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Saturday, March 10 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, March 4 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm

A quirky dark comedy about a young woman following the thorny path to adulthood — right over a cliff.