ABOUT THIS SHOW
Two estranged sisters must figure out how to put their recently deceased mother to rest. Sophea looks like her life is a mess, Him feels like her life is a mess, but they both just want what’s right for their Ma. As they argue over how to say goodbye, their sibling rivalry sends tightly guarded secrets to the surface. The two bald sisters are forced to confront their Cambodian roots, their own personal tragedies, and preconceived notions of the other.
Tickets to this reading are free, but reservations are recommended.
Bald Sisters was included on Steppenwolf’s new play resource The Mix, which highlights plays featuring casts of intersectional and intersecting identities. Vichet Chum is a writer, actor, director & theater maker, originally from Dallas, Texas and now living in New York City. His plays have been workshopped at the New Harmony Project, Second Generation Productions, Weston Playhouse, Florida State University, Cleveland Public Theatre, All For One Theater and Amios. His play KNYUM had its world premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in January 2018, where he also serves as an Associate Artist. Most recently, he was honored with the 2018 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting. He's a proud graduate of the University of Evansville (BFA) & Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company (MFA) and is represented by Beth Blickers at APA Agency.
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 greatest resource, the 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. La Ruta by Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez, was developed as part of SCOUT in the summer of 2017 and is currently running in the Upstairs Theatre through January 27.
Cast & Artists
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.
By RSVP’ing, you will get priority access to free tickets at our box office when it opens at 6pm before the reading. Please note that an RSVP does not guarantee a seat, especially after 6:55pm when we will offer open seats to people in our standby line.
Tip: Get here at 6pm for your ticket, then relax in Front Bar with a beverage and a bite!
And if you aren’t able to get an RSVP, there’s still hope – you’re welcome to come by after 6pm the night of the show and get on our standby list. No guarantees, but we always do our best to get everyone in on a first-come/first-served basis.