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World Premiere Event

Wife of a Salesman

By Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Marti Lyons

September 27 – November 6, 2022

Stiemke Studio

In Association with Writers Theatre


A Classic American Drama, Continued

Acclaimed playwright Eleanor Burgess (The Niceties) brings her gift for sharp dialogue and spirited debate back to the Stiemke Studio with this fascinating new play. When a 1950s housewife, from a certain classic American drama, tracks down the woman who is sleeping with her husband, the two discover that they have more in common than society would like them to believe. Important questions of marriage, duty and happiness rise to the surface in this frank exposé of the ways in which the world has, and hasn’t, changed across generations.

“Highly recommended! The dialogue is so smart.”
– Chicago Sun-Times


A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production

Executive Producers
Julia & Bladen Burns • Ellen & Jim Flesch

The Stiemke Studio Season is presented by Four-Four Foundation

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Cast

Headshot photo of Heidi Armbruster*
Heidi Armbruster*
The Wife / Heather
Headshot photo of Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari*
Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari*
Jim
Headshot photo of Bryce Gangel*
Bryce Gangel*
The Mistress / Violet
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Headshot photo of
Heidi Armbruster*
The Wife / Heather
Headshot photo of
Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari*
Jim
Headshot photo of
Bryce Gangel*
The Mistress / Violet

Creative Team

Eleanor Burgess
Playwright
Marti Lyons
Director
Andrew Boyce
Scenic Designer
Izumi Inaba
Costume Designer
Keith Parham
Lighting Designer
Melanie Chen Cole
Sound Designer
Kathy Logelin
Dialect and Vocal Coach
Deanie Vallone
Dramaturg
JC Clementz, CSA
Casting Director
Jamie Cheatham
Fight Consultant
Bekah Brown*
Stage Manager
Jade Bruno*
Rehearsal Stage Manager
Hannah Steele
Stage Management Fellow
Layla Bahmanziari
Assistant Director
Laura Braza
Line Producer
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Eleanor Burgess
Playwright
Marti Lyons
Director
Andrew Boyce
Scenic Designer
Izumi Inaba
Costume Designer
Keith Parham
Lighting Designer
Melanie Chen Cole
Sound Designer
Kathy Logelin
Dialect and Vocal Coach
Deanie Vallone
Dramaturg
JC Clementz, CSA
Casting Director
Jamie Cheatham
Fight Consultant
Bekah Brown*
Stage Manager
Jade Bruno*
Rehearsal Stage Manager
Hannah Steele
Stage Management Fellow
Layla Bahmanziari
Assistant Director
Laura Braza
Line Producer

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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