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The Doppelganger - An international Farce

Closed May 27, 2018

A bold comedy that blends slapstick with political bite, and bawdy wordplay with incisive commentary on America's loaded position on the global stage.

Why See The Doppelganger - An international Farce?

A Brand New Comedy Farce Starring Rainn Wilson

Exceptionally talented Chicagoan playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach premieres a brand new work in his home city this Spring, bringing the riotous comedy of The Doppelganger (an international farce) to stage in conjunction with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Best known for his hilarious antics as Dwight Schrute on the American version of The Office, film and TV funnyman Rainn Wilson stars in this irreverent take on America's business relations with the rest of the world.

Together with an ensemble of the renowned company's finest, Wilson portrays wealthy British businessman Thomas Irdley, who suffers an untimely accident just before the signing of an African copper deal. Enter his American lookalike, the hapless Jimmy Peterson, also played by Wilson, who is thrust onto the stage of international resource politics to avert the impending crisis. In true farcical style, the boardroom con implodes to reveal the hands behind the puppet strings.

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Opening night: 14 April 2018

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes long with one intermission

What you thought

3 reviews, average rating: (4.3 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Janine: “Loved it”

Funny, bold, and of the moment. Exciting from start to finish. Chicago... more

Dylan: “Best thing I've seen”

I found this play to be expertly performed by Mr. Wilson--who knew he was... more

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