STACKED WITH AN ALL ENSEMBLE CAST, THIS extraordinarily FUNNY AND MAGICAL ADAPATION SIGNALS A NEW ERA oF THEATRE-MAKING AT STEPPENWOLF

ABOUT THIS SHOW

In a giant country house filled to overflow on a long summer weekend in the Russian countryside, three generations collide in Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and magical adaption of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, the play that will open our new theatre-in-the-round. In classic Chekhovian style, an all Ensemble cast will wrestle with the eternal questions that haunt the intellectual artist class: What is Love? What is Art? When is Lunch? Please join us for this historical moment in Steppenwolf’s journey as we explore the work that inspired us, laugh at the battles that consume us and celebrate, together, all that makes us grateful for each other.

We chose Seagull to open the new theatre for so many reasons. There is, first and foremost, the play itself: a timeless look at how aspiration and desire infect and inform our relationship, not just with others, but with ourselves. Its compassionate and loving examination of both the futility and necessity of longing in our lives is shown through the exquisitely etched cast of characters that inhabit this impossibly humor-filled world. But also, at its heart, the story of Seagull is deeply meaningful to us, wrestling as it does with generational battles about not just the meaning of art but its necessity at all. And of course, all of this plays out within a group of people who love each other more than they don’t and who need each other more than they know. At this moment, this play, and our company, are together. We want to share that with our audiences.


Seagull opens OUR NEW THEATRE

In 2021, Steppenwolf WILL completE a campus worthy of the artists whose commitment to excellence, truth and bravery continues to inspire our city.

Our new state of the art theatre-in-the-round, only six rows deep and with no audience member more than 20 feet from stage, is the manifestation of a recommitment to the ethos of intimate and powerfully personal storytelling. It is also an invitation to our audiences to join us, as you have for so many years, on this next bold step in the Steppenwolf adventure. Learn more about our campus expansion. 

Classic Members step in first: Become a Classic Member to get priority access to Seagull and our new theatre-in-the-round when it opens in the fall of 2021. 

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, August 19 at 7:30pm and Saturday, September 11 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, August 22 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, September 5 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, August 19 at 7:30pm and Saturday, September 11 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, August 22 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, September 5 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)