STACKED WITH AN ALL ENSEMBLE CAST, THIS extraordinarily FUNNY AND MAGICAL ADAPTATION 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 Round Theater. 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.
Now more than ever, the absence of live theatre looms large in our lives. Is it necessary? Can we live without it? Since the beginning of humanity, people have sat around telling and listening to stories. It nourishes a deeply embedded need in all of us to be in a space together where we can let our dreams and fantasies fly. Seagull is a play, among many other things, about theatre. It starts with a theatre performance that is the catalyst for the stories that unfold during the play. Just as we have missed getting together with our friends and families, our ensemble has missed being in a room together to perform plays. Actors love Chekhov for the complicated, deeply human and flawed characters that he offers to them. What better way to come back and restart our love for live theatre again?
Seagull opens OUR NEW THEATRE
In 2022, 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 Round Theater, 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, as well as members-only building tours of our new Round Theater in Fall 2021. Call Audience Services at 312-335-1650 for assistance.
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.
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.
Become a member
To renew your Classic Membership or become a Classic Member today, call our Audience Services team at 312-335-1650 for assistance.
Thursday, May 19 at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 11 at 2:30pm
Sunday, May 22 at 7:30pm
Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, June 5 at 2:30pm (1pm touch tour, 2:30pm curtain)
Cast & Artists
Steppenwolf’s New Plays Initiative is supported by the Zell Family Foundation.