John Mahoney, Francis Guinan Talk ‘The Rembrandt’ at Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre opens the fall season next week with “The Rembrandt,” starring longtime ensemble members John Mahoney and Francis Guinen.

We visited a rehearsal Wednesday to get a glimpse of how these two veteran actors prepare and work together to open a new show.

They join host Phil Ponce on Thursday in discussion.

“The Rembrandt” runs Sept. 7 through Nov. 5. Tickets: $20-$99.

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

  • Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)

    Rehearsing for “The Rembrandt” (Michael Brosilow / Steppenwolf Theatre)


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