Playwright Isaac Gómez Pays Tribute To His Mom In New Radio Play ‘Wally World’

Over the past 25 years, Isaac Gómez’s mom worked her way up from cashier to store manager at one of the largest focus Walmarts in the U.S.

Playwright Isaac Gómez Pays Tribute To His Mom In New Radio Play ‘Wally World’
Chicago-based playwright Isaac Gómez Courtesy of Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Playwright Isaac Gómez Pays Tribute To His Mom In New Radio Play ‘Wally World’
Chicago-based playwright Isaac Gómez Courtesy of Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Playwright Isaac Gómez Pays Tribute To His Mom In New Radio Play ‘Wally World’

Over the past 25 years, Isaac Gómez’s mom worked her way up from cashier to store manager at one of the largest focus Walmarts in the U.S.

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at a big-box store during the hustle and bustle around the holidays? Welcome to Wally World. The two-act radio play by Chicago-based playwright Isaac Gómez is one of six productions streaming on the Steppenwolf NOW virtual theater.

Reset learns more about how the virtual production came together, and what it was like to put on a radio play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GUEST: Isaac Gómez, playwright and co-director of “Wally World”

Sandra Marquez, Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member