Tracy Letts Will Replace John Mahoney in Steppenwolf's Penelope

News   Tracy Letts Will Replace John Mahoney in Steppenwolf's Penelope
Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) will replace John Mahoney in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's upcoming production of Enda Walsh's Penelope. Letts is a Steppenwolf ensemble member.

Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts Photo by Monica Simoes

Mahoney, as previously reported, departed the production due to a death in his family.

Directed by ensemble member Amy Morton, the production also features Ian Barford, Yasen Peyankov, Scott Jaeck and Logan Vaughn. Penelope will begin performances Dec. 1 and officially open Dec. 11.

"On a sun-scorched island off the coast of Greece, beautiful Penelope awaits the return of her husband from war," according to Steppenwolf. "Beneath her window, four Speedo-clad men camp in an empty swimming pool, a cock-eyed internment where both provisions and time are running low. Locked in a do-or-die competition to win Penelope’s love, they preen and posture and connive in a last ditch effort to cheat a grisly fate."

Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is at 1650 N. Halsted St. For tickets and information, call (312) 335-1650 or visit

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