NOT The art of the deal
A new play by Masters Of Sex writer Matthew-Lee Erlbach takes us behind the scenes, into the shady world of the deal (ahem). It's said that somewhere in the world that we all have a doppelganger, so what happens when yours is called into urgent action? Directed by Tina Landau, this farcical comedy features Steppenwolf ensemble members Alana Arenas, Gary Cole, Ora Jones, Sandra Marquez, and James Vincent Meredith in a story that takes us from one end of the world to the other!
When a wealthy British businessman is killed in an untimely accident just before the signing of a critical African copper deal, it transpires that the signees will only deal with him. So in a desperate act to keep the deal from imploding, they call in reinforcements - unfortunately this comes in the form of a hapless lookalike from the States, whose business sense is outmatched by his lack of commonsense. When he enters the negotiations, disaster erupts with the potential for a worldwide financial crisis on the cards. Who should we be supporting? Who will save the deal, and the African countries involved?