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||THEATER Steppenwolf to run 'Spectacularly Lamentable Trial' Sept. 1-Oct. 9
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company will open its 47th season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Ijames' fantastical play The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington.
The production will run Sept. 1-Oct. 9 at Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted St.
Directed by Whitney White, the production features ensemble member Celeste M. Cooper with Sydney Charles, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Nikki Crawford, Cindy Gold, Victor Musoni and Donovan Session.
The recently widowed "Mother of America" lies alone in her Mount Vernon bed, ravaged by illness and attended to by the enslaved people who will be free the moment she dies. This uproarious form-shifting fever dream aims to take theatergoers deep into the ramifications of one of America's original sins. Dizzying and fantastical, this Chicago premiere from Pulitzer winner James Ijames mixes this country's dark history with a delicate balance of truth and humor.
Single tickets for The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington start at $20; visit steppenwolf.org or call the box office at 312-335-1650.
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