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Wally World

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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, secrets come to life that may 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 hard truths from her past ruin everything she's ever worked for? Wally World is a festive, poignant examination of finding magic in the mundane as ten employees do everything, they can to find purpose in a place that has never seen purpose in them.

Presented by Steppenwolf Theatre

Thru - Aug 31, 2021


Show Times TBA

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Running Time: 2hrs, 30mins

www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/steppenwolf-now/2020-21/wally-world/



  Wally World Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...Gomez keeps his focus on the staff and the funniest moments come from their dealing with annoying and self-absorbed customers--complaining about the pharmacy being closed, heading to the registers after the store has closed, messing with the “end caps,” even defecating in the aisles. The best parts of the writing, though, home in on the whole notion of essential workers, especially given that working retail right now means putting yourself at risk. That probing of what we lose when we treated such employees as interchangeable or disposable is where “Wally World” goes deeper than “Superstore,” the popular TV show with which it shares a setting and a comedic impulse."
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Chris Jones


Chicago Sun Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...But while the cast is excellent and the dialogue sharply recognizable to anyone who has worked in a big box store and/or suffered through a mandatory company holiday party before their shift starts, "Wally World's" impact is diluted by too many plot lines."
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Catey Sullivan


Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...It's still relatively rare for plays about everyday working people-or at least, ones that don't treat them solely as one-dimensional victims of nefarious market forces-to be produced in American theaters. (Weird, since workplace comedies do so well on television.) I really hope that Wally World gets a full production with Steppenwolf once it's safe to do so. Meantime, if you've got the time to spare over the holiday, I suspect you'll enjoy getting to know these characters."
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Kerry Reid



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