“THE DAY WILL COME WHEN PEOPLE LIKE YOU WILL CURSE DUH DAY YOU EVAH LAID EYES ON PEOPLE LIKE US. AND WE GONE BE ALL DUH BETTER FO’ IT.”

ABOUT THIS SHOW

The recently widowed “Mother of America” lies alone in her Mount Vernon bed, ravaged by illness and attended to by the very same enslaved people who will be free the moment she dies. The form-shifting fever dream that follows takes us deep into the uncomfortable and horrific ramifications of this country’s original sin. Dizzying and fantastical, this skewering Chicago premiere from James Ijames’s daring voice puts the American myth on trial.

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Cast & Artists

The Artists

Sponsors

Accessibility Services sponsored by John Hart and Carol Prins

Vaccination and mask policy

Steppenwolf is part of the growing coalition of Chicagoland performing arts venues and producers that have agreed upon COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements for all audiences, artists and staff. Learn more about Steppenwolf’s policies at steppenwolf.org/welcomeback.

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person. Click below to learn more about the content of the show.

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

Membership has its perks

Get insider access, great savings and the ultimate flexibility when you become a member!

LEARN MORE

Discounts

$20 tickets, Pay-What-You-Can performances, Artists & Essential Workers discounts and more. Find the right ticket for you.

LEARN MORE

Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, September 22 at 8pm and Saturday, October 1 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Friday, September 23 at 8pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, October 2 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)