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Rainn Wilson Stars in The Doppelgänger at Steppenwolf Theatre

The production runs through May 27, with an opening night set for April 15.

Rainn Wilson (right) stars in The Doppelgänger (An International Farce) opposite Dan Plehal at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
(© Michael Brosilow)

Steppenwolf Theatre's world premiere production of The Doppelgänger (An International Farce), starring Rainn Wilson, has released new production photos ahead of an opening night set for April 15. Performances will run through May 27 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre.


Playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach's script 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.

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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