ANNOUNCING THE ENTIRE CAST For this world premiere

ABOUT THIS SHOW

1953: Dark days in Washington, DC. Senator Joseph McCarthy wages his ruthless campaign against all those he deems “Un-American,” public trust in the institutions of government is in perilous decline and a panicked gloom grips the nation. All that stands in the way of the continued disintegration of the American body politic is Edward R. Murrow, his room of intrepid journalists and one black-and-white newscast destined to change the course of this country’s civic life. This world premiere adaptation of George Clooney’s Oscar-nominated film is a stark, fast-moving and timely look at the treacherous business of telling truths in dark times. Produced by special arrangement with Jean Doumanian, Robert Fox, George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Executive Producer: Andrew Higgie.

Fifteen years after the release of the much-lauded film, this world premiere will hit Steppenwolf’s stage at the height of 2020’s election cycle. Against the backdrop of this highly charged political atmosphere, Steppenwolf’s Ensemble and Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro are eager to tell this prescient tale about a heroic moment in American history where those with everything to lose decided to stand up and call out injustice.

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.

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Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, January 7 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 16 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, December 27 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, January 10 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

“A meticulously detailed reconstruction of an era… passionate, thoughtful essay on power, truth-telling and responsibility” – The New York Times

“Clooney has crafted a period piece that speaks potently to a here-and-now when constitutional rights are being threatened in the name of the Patriot Act, and the American media trade in truth for access” – The Rolling Stone

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
Saturday, January 16 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, December 27 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, January 10 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)