Heroes of the Fourth Turning

Chicago Premiere
Jun 11Jul 11, 2021
Single Tickets On Sale:Summer 2020
ByWill Arbery
Directed byJonathan Berry

“The astonishing new play explores the lives and ideas of conservatives with affection, understanding and deep knowledge—if not, ultimately, approval…What makes it riveting is its eagerness to admit, and to subtly criticize by juxtaposition, all arguments.” -New York Times


At a backyard after-party in rural Wyoming, four young conservatives gather to celebrate their mentor’s induction as president of their tiny Catholic alma mater. What starts as a celebration devolves into a vicious fight for understanding, as generations clash and the search for spiritual clarity descends into chaos. Playwright Will Arbery confronts a country at war with itself–and over its future–in one of the best plays of 2019, as recognized by The New York Times, Time Out New York, and more. Heroes of the Fourth Turning will be staged by Jonathan Berry (The Children, Steppenwolf) in its Chicago Premiere, bringing the acclaimed play home to the heartland after its stunning New York debut.

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