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Rainn Wilson, Chris Rock Set for Steppenwolf Theatre Company 2018 Gala

Artistic director Anna D. Shapiro and the Steppenwolf ensemble will curate the evening.

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Chris Rock will be a guest auctioneer at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2018 gala.
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced that Rainn Wilson, soon to star in the company's The Doppelgänger (An International Farce), will be the emcee for its 2018 gala celebrating 42 seasons of theater. Chris Rock will be the guest auctioneer alongside Christie's Robbie Gordy. The event will take place at 1340 N. Cherry Avenue on Saturday, May 12, at 6:30pm.

Artistic director Anna D. Shapiro and the Steppenwolf ensemble will curate the evening, which begins with a cocktail reception before moving on to a seated gourmet dinner. A special guest will present a tribute to the late ensemble member John Mahoney. The evening will conclude with live music and dancing, followed by a set from DJ Matt Roan.

Verett Mims, Elliot Stultz, ensemble member Audrey Francis and Chris Froseth, Cathy Meredith and ensemble member James Vincent Meredith, and cofounder Jeff Perry and Linda Lowy are the 2018 gala cochairs.

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