WORLD PREMIERE

ABOUT THIS SHOW

Two bald sisters at an impasse, an imperfect husband wrestling with his faith, a young immigrant hustling to pay for college and Ma—the matriarch whose sudden death has turned their world upside-down. How does this Cambodian American family plan a funeral for a force of nature who manages to bedevil them in death even more than she did in life? Do they honor the past from which she struggled to heal or the future she willed into existence? This world premiere play by Vichet Chum is a sharp-edged, hilarious and ultimately poignant exploration of an American family finding its way.

From the Wingfields to the Westons, Steppenwolf has always been drawn to the explosive collisions of the American family. Bald Sisters offers a refreshingly unique perspective on this time honored tradition. The Ensemble is excited to invite stories onto our stage where layers of the past pile onto layers of the present, weaving together a lush and complex fabric of American identity. While our differences exist, these iterations of the American family remind us of the commonalities we all share.

Bald Sisters was developed through Steppenwolf’s new play initiative, SCOUT, a workshop and reading series dedicated to developing new American plays by a diverse group of emerging and established playwrights. Our inaugural SCOUT project,  La Ruta by Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez, was programmed as a thrilling part of our 18/19 season, receiving both great popular and critical acclaim. 

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

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Stage Effects Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about stage effects, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

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Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, January 7 at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 6 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, January 10 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, January 31 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Stage Effects Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about stage effects, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Members get more. Seriously.

Guaranteed seats, great savings and insider access. Lock in your seats to this production TODAY before it goes on sale by becoming a Classic Member

Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, January 7 at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 6 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, January 10 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, January 31 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)