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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