Steppenwolf ensemble member Rick Snyder will direct for the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. Opening is Feb. 3, 2007.
According to the Tony-honored resident troupe, "Over the course of seven years, Emma (Steppenwolf ensemble member Amy Morton) and Jerry (Ian Barford) hide a love affair from Robert (Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts), Emma's husband and Jerry's best friend. The classic play of marriage and infidelity from the 2005 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature reveals all of the doubts, worries, jealousies and ecstasies of relationships."
Harold Pinter received the Nobel Prize in Literature in December 2005. A British theatre artist, screenwriter and political activist, his additional plays include The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming and Old Times.
Ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton last appeared together in The Well-Appointed Room at Steppenwolf. This season, Steppenwolf will premiere (playwright) Tracy Letts' new work, August: Osage County, featuring Amy Morton and other members of the Steppenwolf ensemble. Letts' plays include Killer Joe and Bug.
Ian Barford returns to Steppenwolf, where his credits include Love Song, Lost Land and The Libertine. Guy Barile makes his Steppenwolf debut. Supernumeraries include Shane Kenyon, Nettie Kraft, Pamela R. Maurer and Ben Snyder.
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