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The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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9/1/2022 - 10/9/2022

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Steppenwolf presents The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington. On stage September 1st through October 9th.  Dizzying and fantastical, this skewering Chicago premiere from James Ijames’s daring voice puts the American myth on trial. Get tickets now.


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Review: THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON at Steppenwolf Theatre Company ArticleReview: THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
September 15, 2022

What did our critic think of THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON at Steppenwolf Theatre Company? Steppenwolf’s season opener THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON is a wild fever dream of a play. James Ijames’s play asks audiences to grapple with the question of who is truly free in America and at what cost do we perpetuate cycles of oppression and abuse, even though they may fall under the guise of forward movement.

Photos: First Look at THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON at Steppenwolf ArticlePhotos: First Look at THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON at Steppenwolf
September 09, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is opening 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, in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater, now through October 9, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!

THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON & More Lead Chicago's September Top Picks ArticleTHE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON & More Lead Chicago's September Top Picks
September 01, 2022

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Coming up in September are The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Dreamgirls, Clyde's and more!

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for Steppenwolf's THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON ArticlePhotos: Go Inside Rehearsals for Steppenwolf's THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON
August 29, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is opening 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 September 1 – October 9, 2022. Check out rehearsal photos here!

League of Chicago Theatres Highlights Fall 2022 Productions From Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Teatro Vista & More ArticleLeague of Chicago Theatres Highlights Fall 2022 Productions From Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Teatro Vista & More
August 26, 2022

Chicago will continue to produce some of the most exciting work in the country this Fall. Offerings from the city’s more than 250 producing theatres include a wide variety of plays and musicals, as well as comedy, dance, festivals, and more.

Carl Clemons-Hopkins & More to Star in THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON ArticleCarl Clemons-Hopkins & More to Star in THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON
July 19, 2022

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, playing September 1 – October 9, 2022.

Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More ArticleSteppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More
April 19, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the 2022/23 Season today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company’s first full season in its expanded home—welcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf’s bold, visceral and muscular work.

Steppenwolf Postpones Planned 20/21 Production of LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE & Launches Virtual Stage ArticleSteppenwolf Postpones Planned 20/21 Production of LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE & Launches Virtual Stage
November 11, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today it will postpone the 20/21 planned production of Donnetta Lavinia Grays's Last Night and the Night Before to a future season due to extended public health concerns related to COVID-19.

Steppenwolf Announces 2020/21 Reset Season ArticleSteppenwolf Announces 2020/21 Reset Season
June 23, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced its 2020/21 Reset Season today featuring a truncated four play lineup (originally six plays) with flexible dates to allow for greater agility in the time of COVID-19, accompanied with a robust slate of original virtual programming.

Regional Spotlight: How Steppenwolf Theatre Company is Working Through The Global Health Crisis ArticleRegional Spotlight: How Steppenwolf Theatre Company is Working Through The Global Health Crisis
April 19, 2020

Today in our Regional Spotlight series, we are shining a spotlight on Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Steppenwolf Theatre Announces New Virtual Workshops and Podcast Dates; KING JAMES Postponed ArticleSteppenwolf Theatre Announces New Virtual Workshops and Podcast Dates; KING JAMES Postponed
April 02, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will move the world premiere production of King James by ensemble member Rajiv Joseph to the 2021/22 Season. Originally scheduled to open May 7, 2020, King James is a co-production with the Center Theatre Group (CTG) and will be directed by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro.

Steppenwolf Announces Complete Casting For THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON and CATCH AS CATCH CAN ArticleSteppenwolf Announces Complete Casting For THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON and CATCH AS CATCH CAN
January 29, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced complete casting for two productions today: The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington by James Ijames, directed by Whitney White (April 2 a?" May 17, 2020); and Catch as Catch Can by Mia Chung, which also announced ensemble member Amy Morton as director (June 4 a?" July 26, 2020).

Steppenwolf Theatre Company to Host Two Visiting Companies as Part of LookOut ArticleSteppenwolf Theatre Company to Host Two Visiting Companies as Part of LookOut
December 13, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will host two bold visiting companies as part of LookOut, a year-round series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre will be the home to two productions from impressive Chicago storefront theatres next year: First Floor Theater and Definition Theatre.


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