CHICAGO PREMIERE

ABOUT THIS SHOW

A young woman is on the run. From what, she will not say. Arriving on the doorstep of her older sister’s Brooklyn brownstone with her ten-year-old daughter Sam, but without her loyal husband, her presence asks more questions than it answers as everyone in her orbit is thrown off balance and into one another. As Sam becomes increasingly haunted by the life she was forced to leave in Georgia, the adults are forced to consider what they must sacrifice to break a cycle of despair. Stunning, poetic and heartbreaking, Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ portrait of Black Love explores the complex forms family can take.

Donnetta Lavinia Grays’s play is a perfect example of the kind of New American Realism that speaks to both the Steppenwolf Ensemble and its audiences. Exquisitely drawn characters, perfectly structured narrative and a truly original voice inhabit the world of Sam, the young narrator, as she stands in the middle of a familial web whose truth is ever-changing and for whom salvation is elusive. To inhabit this world as theatre makers and to witness it as theatre goers will be something none of us will soon forget.

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, April 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 1 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, April 11 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, April 18 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

“Grays is an extraordinary storyteller! Unassumingly spectacular” – Theatremania

"It's hard to overstate the importance of Donnetta Lavinia Grays' voice within the American Theater" – Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director, Baltimore Center Stage

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, April 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 1 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, April 11 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, April 18 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)