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March 7, 2013

Joan Allen to open Steppenwolf Theatre's season

Associated Press


CHICAGO (AP) — The Steppenwolf Theatre Company will open next season with the American premiere of "The Wheel" starring Academy Award-nominated and Tony-winning actress Joan Allen.

The Chicago theater announced its 2013-2014 season on Wednesday. "The Wheel" opens Sept. 12 and is directed by ensemble member Tina Landau.

The season includes two world premiere productions. Playwright Mona Mansour's "The Way West" will open April 3, 2014, directed by Amy Morton. "The Qualms" by Bruce Norris will open July 3, 2014, directed by Pam MacKinnon. The Steppenwolf season also includes Chicago premieres of "Tribes" directed by Austin Pendleton and "Russian Transport" directed by Yasen Peyankov.