Steppenwolf Theater's BALD SISTERS which has an originally show run from December 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023 has EXTENDED until JANURY 21, 2023!
It follows the tale of two Cambodian sisters weathering through their mother’s death. Not being the best of friends since birth, their conflicting methods are at war with each other. Will they have a burial? A cremation? What culture should they follow?

(Left to right) Francesca Fernandez McKenzie and Jennifer Lim in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's World premiere of Bald Sisters by Vichet Chum, directed by Jesca Prudencio, running now through January 21, 2023. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Playwright Vichet Chum digs through the generational multi-cultural dilemmas of immigrants as they navigate present America while touching a sliver of history, recalling the Cambodian Genocide in 1975. This show doesn’t only tell the beginning of an immigrant’s tale but the ever-after of the generation that follows. It ignites discussion for those who fail to understand that exercising ethnic culture and assimilating your current place’s societal standards can exist at the same time.

This isn’t sparkles and candy canes so it may seem unfitting for the holiday season. But for those who appreciate society and diversity–or even just have fun affection for theater plays–watching BALD SISTERS is not a wasted space on your list!

(Left to right) Francesca Fernandez McKenzie and Wai Ching Ho in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s world premiere of Bald Sisters by Vichet Chum, directed by Jesca Prudencio, running now through January 21, 2023. Photo by Michael Brosilow.


Ma is dead; now what happens? Vichet Chum’s world premiere follows two sisters—at odds since birth—as they settle the affairs of their strong-willed, wise-cracking mother while reconciling their family’s Cambodian heritage with its ever-so-complicated American present. Where’s the will? A burial or cremation? And what do we do with Ma’s teeth? Bald Sisters is an irreverent, comedic and ultimately poignant examination of the ties that bind multigenerational families of immigrants together: history, spirituality and humor. 

This play runs for 100 minutes and will be performed without an intermission.

Ticket Prices: $50-$80

Run Time: 100 minutes (no intermission)
Show season: December 1, 2022-January 21, 2023
Promo Code: "CAN" to purchase 2 for 1 tickets at

Dec 19, 2022

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