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Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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Quotes & Highlights

“The most intriguing new show of the summer.” —New York Times
“Smart, stylish…elegantly performed.” —Chicago Tribune


Don’t miss this world premiere by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Eric Rosen.

By Mary Zimmerman

Based on the writings of

Marcel Proust and Celeste Albaret

Directed by Eric Rosen

Scenic design  Dan Ostling  Costume design Mara Blumenfeld 

Lighting design  Chris Binder    Sound design Andre Pluess  

Dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson

A Steppenwolf Theatre Visiting Company Initiative

About Mary Beth Peil

Mary Beth Peil received a Tony Award-nomination for her role opposite Yul Brenner in The King and I, and most recently appeared on Broadway opposite Antonio Banderas in Nine. Peil won an Obie Award for her performance in Cheever Evening, Missing Persons, and Naked Truth. She appeared in the films Odd Coup-le II, Stepford Wives, and the upcoming Flags of our Fathers, and had a recurring role on the hit television show Dawson’s Creek, as well as appearing on Law and Order: SVU and The Reagans. Off-Broadway she has appeared in Hedda Gabler, Frame 312, Sylvia, As Thousands Cheer, and Finding the Sun She has been seen in numerous regional theater productions, including Wit, Lucky Duck, They All Laughed, Hay Fever, Hamlet, Naked Eye, and Month in the Country. Peil is a company member at Atlantic Theater and Drama Department, and has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera National Company and NY City Opera. Peil has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University.


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