Five Performances Added to Steppenwolf's Dublin Carol, With William Petersen

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Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is adding five additional performances to its engagement of Conor McPherson's Dublin Carol, which is directed by ensemble member Amy Morton.

Dublin Carol, featuring Stephen Louis Grush, William Petersen and Nicole Wiesner, runs Nov. 6-Dec. 28 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., in Chicago.

Newly added tickets are for performances Dec. 26-28, and are now on sale. It opens Nov. 16.

In the play, "John [played by Petersen, a Chicago veteran now widely famous for TV's "CSI"], a man whose life was nearly destroyed by drinking, now holds down a steady job at a Dublin undertaker's office. When his estranged daughter [Wiesner] appears on Christmas Eve with disturbing news, it sets off a series of painful confessions that ultimately offer John a chance to escape the burden of his past."

Dublin Carol is the first of two plays by McPherson premiering in Chicago at Steppenwolf this season. McPherson's The Seafarer makes its Chicago debut Dec. 4, 2008-Feb. 8, 2009, in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, following its critically acclaimed Broadway run.

Ensemble member Morton received a 2008 Tony Award nomination for her role in Steppenwolf's August: Osage County on Broadway, after transferring from a sold-out Chicago run in 2007. She most recently directed Dublin Carol at Trinity Repertory Theatre in Rhode Island, as well as McPherson's The Weir at Steppenwolf. Additional Steppenwolf directing credits include The Pillowman, Love-Lies-Bleeding, which traveled to the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, and Glengarry Glen Ross, which traveled to Dublin and Toronto. Born in Dublin, McPherson's plays also include Poor Beast in the Rain, Port Authority, St. Nicholas and This Lime Tree Bower. McPherson won London's Olivier Award for The Weir and received a Tony nomination for Shining City.

The design team includes Kevin Depinet (sets), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Robert Christen (lights) and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound). Michelle Medvin is the stage manager.

For more information call (312) 335-1650 or visit www.steppenwolf.org.

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