Thru October 9, 2022
Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater
1650 N. Halsted St.
Celeste M. Cooper (Doll) with Sydney Charles (Priscilla), Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Davy), Nikki Crawford (Ann Dandridge), Cindy Gold (Martha Washington), Victor Musoni (William) and Donovan Session (Sucky Boy).
The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington
By Pulitzer Prize-winner James Ijames
Directed by Whitney White
Clint Ramos (Scenic Design), Izumi Inaba (Costume Design), Amith Chandrashaker (Lighting Design), Fan Zhang (Sound Design & Original Music), Manna-Symone Middlebrooks (Associate Director), Rachel Flesher & Maya Vinice Prentiss (Fight Choreography), Rachel Flesher (Intimacy Choreography), Benjamin Barnes (Magic Consultant), Silver Fox Wigs (Wig Design), Gigi Buffington (Company Voice, Text Coach & Dialect Coach), Tom Pearl (Director of Production), JC Clementz, CSA (Casting Director), Christine D. Freeburg (Production Stage Manager) and Kathleen Barrett (Assistant Stage Manager).
A spokesperson describes the event as follows:
"...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, genre-bending fever dream takes us deep into the ramifications of one of America's original sins..."