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Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions


Steppenwolf NOW is a new virtual programming stream featuring six breakthrough stories written by America’s most talented voices, spotlighting the nation’s premier ensemble theatre. Offering an innovative slate of immersive and visual experiences, radio plays, bite-sized programming and episodic work, all six productions are crafted specifically for the virtual platform.

Become a virtual member for just $75 and stream content wherever you are, whenever you want.

With a virtual membership purchase, you can stream all Steppenwolf NOW content through August 31, 2021! But hurry—the sooner you become a virtual member, the quicker you’ll get access to the new content once it’s released.

Here is the full lineup of Steppenwolf NOW virtual productions:

 

A FILMED PLAY
What Is Left, Burns
Written by James Ijames
Streaming November 2020
Run time: 20 minutes
steppenwolf.org/whatisleftburns

Two poets separated by age and distance engage in a video call rendezvous after fifteen years.  Keith, a distinguished poet and professor of literature is moving towards retirement after a recent divorce from his wife. Ronnie, his younger former lover and mentee, has a New York Times bestselling book and a burgeoning career ahead of him. The two men wade through the connection they once had as they struggle with the desires that still bind them.

 

A TWO-ACT RADIO PLAY
Wally World
By Isaac Gómez
Streaming begins December 16, 2020
Run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes
steppenwolf.org/wallyworld

It’s Christmas Eve and a group of Wally World employees are about to lose it. On the one day of the year the mega-department superstore is supposed to close its doors, tensions between co-workers threaten to destroy more than their holiday cheer. Their manager Andy is doing everything in her power to keep her store in line and her employees in check. But can she be everything at once: caring, efficient, protective, firm and kind? Wally World is a festive, poignant examination of finding magic in the mundane, as ten employees do all they can to find purpose in a place that has never seen purpose in them.

 

AN ILLUSTRATED SHORT PLAY
Red Folder
By ensemble member Rajiv Joseph
Streaming January 2021
Run time: 10 minutes

The red folder belongs to a first grader. It is the source of all his woes. Years later, he seeks vengeance.

 

A FILMED PLAY
Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!
By Vivian J.O. Barnes
Streaming February 2021
Run time: 35 minutes

A Royal Wedding is looming. The Duchess and The Soon-to-be-Duchess are meeting face to face for the first time to go over everything you ever needed to know to become a duchess. There are rules. There’s a way of doing things. Remember, everybody is watching. And you don’t want to know what happens if you step out of line. Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! looks at the hidden costs of being the “luckiest girl in the world.”

 

A FILMED PLAY
Where We Stand
By Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Streaming April 2021
Run time: 70 minutes

What does community mean? And what do we owe to one another?  When a man who has been shunned by his town makes a deal on behalf of it with a mysterious stranger, he must stand before his community to ask for forgiveness in hopes that they might answer these enduring questions as they determine his fate. Through poetic verse and music, this work challenges our capacity to forgive and our ideas of mercy and who might deserve it.

 

A FILMED PLAY
Ages of the Moon
By Sam Shepard
Streaming June 2021
Run time: 55 minutes

Byron and Ames are old friends, reunited by mutual desperation on a hot summer day. As day turns into night and the bourbon keeps flowing, they sit, reflect and bicker about fifty years of love, friendship and their rivalry.


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