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Rainn Wilson-Led The Doppelgänger Opens at Steppenwolf Theatre

The world premiere production runs through May 27.

The company of The Doppelgänger (An International Farce) celebrate opening night of the world-premiere production at Steppenwolf Theatre.
(© Juli Del Prete)

Steppenwolf Theatre's world-premiere production of The Doppelgänger (An International Farce), starring Rainn Wilson, opened Sunday, April 15, at Steppenwolf Theatre.

Written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, the production is directed by Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants) and features Steppenwolf ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper, Audrey Francis, Ora Jones, Sandra Marquez, and James Vincent Meredith along with Michael Accardo, Whit K. Lee, Andy Nagraj, and Karen Rodriguez, with Wilson in the lead role of Thomas Irdley/Jimmy Peterson.

Cast members Celeste M. Cooper and Rainn Wilson have a little fun on opening night.
(© Juli Del Prete)

The Doppelgänger is described as follows: "In the dangerous back channels of international resource politics, a wealthy British businessman suffers an untimely accident just before a critical African copper deal is signed. So when his unwitting (and witless) American doppelgänger is thrust into negotiations to avert intercontinental disaster, chaos erupts, leaving us wondering: whose side are we supposed to be on...and who will save Africa?"

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