Kate Arrington Has Foresight in Steppenwolf Premiere of Bruce Norris' A Parallelogram

News   Kate Arrington Has Foresight in Steppenwolf Premiere of Bruce Norris' A Parallelogram Bruce Norris' A Parallelogram, a darkly comic play about a woman who thinks she can see the future, opens July 11 in a world-premiere staging by Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Kate Arrington with Marylouise Burke in A Parallelogram
Kate Arrington with Marylouise Burke in A Parallelogram Photo by Michael Brosilow

Kate Arrington plays Bee, who thinks she can see (and possibly alter) what's to come. Her castmates in Chicago include Tim Bickel, Marylouise Burke and Tom Irwin.

Previews under the direction of Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County) began July 1. The run continues to Aug. 29.

Here's how Steppenwolf bills the play: "If you knew your fate — would you accept it? Or try to change it? Bee is a young woman who believes she has an uncanny ability to see the future, and maybe even alter it. From the award-winning team that brought you The Unmentionables and The Pain and the Itch comes this dark, funny world premiere about a woman [Bee, played by Kate Arrington] bent on reinventing her own destiny — and possibly the world."

Norris has an ongoing collaboration with Steppenwolf, where his plays The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, The Infidel and Purple Heart (also in Galway, Ireland) were commissioned and produced. Norris was represented Off-Broadway in 2009-10 with Clybourne Park.

A Parallelogram plays in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., and concludes the troupe's 2009-10 season.

The design team for A Parallelogram includes Todd Rosenthal (sets), Mara Blumenfeld (costumes), James F. Ingalls (lights), Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (sound). Laura D. Glenn is the stage manager. Christine D. Freeburg is the assistant stage manager.

For information, visit www.steppenwolf.org.

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