Set on Christmas Eve, Wally World is a festive, poignant examination of finding magic in the mundane.
This holiday season Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents Wally World, the second of six productions debuting on its Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage.
Written by acclaimed playwright Isaac Gómez (adaptor of Erika Sanchez’s I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter) and co-directed by Gómez and Lili-Anne Brown (Animal Farm), the play will be presented as a two-act radio production, which begins streaming December 16, 2020. Take a break from the screen and enjoy a hilarious and moving story of the workers who make holiday shopping possible.
The stellar cast features ensemble members Cliff Chamberlain, Audrey Francis, Sandra Marquez and Karen Rodriguez with Danny Bernardo, Sydney Charles, Kevin Curtis, Leslie Sophia Perez, Marvin Quijada and Jacqueline Williams.
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.https://www.steppenwolf.org/wallyworldWally World by Isaac Gómez Co-directed by Isaac Gómez and Lili-Anne Brown. A two-act radio play premiere streaming begins December 16, 2020. VISIT steppenwolf.org/wallyworld for more information.