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The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington

September 10, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 9, 2022

One event on September 28, 2022 at 2:30 pm

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.

COVID Policy: Steppenwolf requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, along with a photo ID, to enter their building. They also require that their audience wears a mask at all times. If you would like to learn more about these policies, please visit steppenwolf.org

Accessibile 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)



Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Downstairs Theater
1650 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Box Office Additional Information:
Call the box office at 312-335-1650 starting at 12pm on the day of the performance to buy your ticket.


September 10, 2022
3:00 pm

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Content Advisory
Contains strong language, racially charged language/situations and descriptions/depictions of sexual violence.

Location Details:

Please visit https://www.steppenwolf.org/plan-your-visit/location-and-parking/ to learn about directions, parking, and public transportation options.

Get Tickets: Call the box office at 312-335-1650 starting at 12pm on the day of the performance to buy your ticket. You can also purchase a ticket in-person at the box office when the lobby opens (1 hour before performance time).

COVID-19 Protocol: Audiences must wear masks covering their nose and mouth for as long as they are in the buildings. For the most up-t0-date details, please visit steppenwolf.org/welcomeback.

Accessibility Note: Accessible Seating available online or by calling box office.