Tony Winner Shapiro to Direct Steppenwolf's A Parallelogram; Cast Announced

News   Tony Winner Shapiro to Direct Steppenwolf's A Parallelogram; Cast Announced
Kate Arrington, Tim Bickel, Marylouise Burke and Tom Irwin will appear in A Parallelogram, a new play by Bruce Norris, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago home July 1–Aug. 29.

Anna D. Shapiro
Anna D. Shapiro Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), the staging in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., concludes the troupe's 2009-10 season. Opening night is July 11.

Norris was represented Off-Broadway earlier this season with Clybourne Park.

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 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.

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.

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