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John Steinbeck's East of Eden Comes to Life Onstage

Take a sneak peek at rehearsals for the world-premiere adaptation, opening at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre this month.

Elizabeth Laidlaw (Eva, Mrs. Bacon, Nurse) and Tim Hopper (Adam Trask) in rehearsal for East of Eden at Steppenwolf Theatre.
Elizabeth Laidlaw and Tim Hopper rehearse for the world-premiere stage adaptation of East of Eden at Steppenwolf Theatre.
(© Joel Moorman)

Steppenwolf Theatre opens its 40th-anniversary season in Chicago with a world-premiere stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's East of Eden. Written by two-time Tony Award winner Frank Galati and directed by Steppenwolf cofounder Terry Kinney, the production features a 10-person cast, including Steppenwolf ensemble members Kate Arrington, Francis Guinan, Tim Hopper, and Alan Wilder. Take a look at photos from inside the rehearsal room as a literary classic makes its way to the stage.

Director Terry Kinney (far right) with the world-premiere cast of East of Eden.
Director Terry Kinney (right) with the Steppenwolf cast of East of Eden.
(© Joel Moorman)

East of Eden begins performances September 17 in advance of a September 27 opening.

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