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Pictured: Rainn Wilson
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced actor and comedian Rainn Wilson, well-known for his role as “Dwight Schrute” on NBC’s award-winning comedy The Office, will play the lead role of Thomas Irdley/Jimmy in the world premiere production of THE DOPPELGÄNGER (An International Farce). Written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee Erlbach and directed by ensemble member Tina Landau.
The production features ensemble members Alana Arenas, Audrey Francis, Ora Jones, Sandra Marquez and James Vincent Meredith along with Michael Accardo, Whit K. Lee, Andy Nagraj and Karen Rodriguez. Previously announced ensemble member Gary Cole is no longer in the cast due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.
The Doppelgänger (An International Farce) begins previews April 5 and runs through May 27 in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. www.steppenwolf.org.