2666

February 6 - March 20, 2016 In the Owen
Approximate running time: Five and a half hours total (Four hours and 45 minutes plus three intermissions)

  • A true wonder”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Combin[es] equal parts madness... magic... and luminous artistic genius”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • The most challenging and rewarding theatrical event currently happening in our city”— Newcity
  • Proves... the Goodman is not only preeminent but a vital source of ideas on the evolution of theater as an art form”— Newcity

This epic adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s internationally acclaimed novel, named the “Best Book of 2008” by Time magazine and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, is a not-to-be-missed theatrical event.

A soaring adaptation of Chilean-born author Roberto Bolaño’s masterpiece, 2666 begins with a group of hapless European academics hot on the trail of an elusive author—a search that leads them into the dark heart of a Mexican border city where the murders of hundreds of women remain unsolved. This story gives way to a surprising, panoramic portrait of the 20th century that spans more than 100 years and jumps from Spain to Mexico to Germany and beyond, illuminating the power of literature to reflect and transform the world. An unflinching look at the nature of evil, 2666 is an ambitious new work unlike any other theatrical experience.

2666 contains adult language and descriptions of extreme sexual violence. It is recommended for mature audiences only.

Photos
  • 2666 Production Photos
    Henry Godinez (Oscar Amalfitano) in “Part II: The Part About Amalfitano” of 2666, based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Production Photos
    Eric Lynch (Oscar Fate), Alejandra Escalante (Rosa Amalfitano), Demetrios Troy (Chucho Flores), Juan Francisco Villa (Charly Cruz) and Yadira Correa (Rosita Mendez) in “Part III: The Part About Fate” of 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Production Photos
    Sean Fortunato (Pedro Negrete), Lawrence Grimm (Epifanio Galindo), Sandra Delgado (Guadalupe Roncal), Demetrios Troy (Jaime Contreras) and Juan Francisco Villa (Juan de Dios Martinez) in “Part IV: The Part About the Crimes” of 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Production Photos
    Sean Fortunato (Piero Morini) and Nicole Wiesner (Liz Norton) in Part I: The Part About the Academics” of 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Production Photos
    Mark L. Montgomery (Hans) in “Part V: The Part About Archimboldi” of 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Production Photos
    Demetrios Troy (Ensemble), Yadira Correa (Ensemble), Eric Lynch (Hugo), and Mark L. Montgomery (Hans) and Nicole Wiesner (Ensemble) in “Part V: The Part About Archimboldi” of 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Production Photos
    Mark L. Montgomery (Hans) and Alejandra Escalante (Lotte) in “Part V: The Part About Archimboldi” of 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Production Photos
    Janet Ulrich Brooks (Mrs. Bubis) and Mark L. Montgomery (Hans) in “Part V: The Part About Archimboldi” of 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Production Photos
    Janet Ulrich Brooks (Mrs. Bubis) and Jonathan Weir (Jacob Bubis) in “Part V: The Part About Archimboldi” of 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Production Photos
    Sandra Delgado (Guadalupe Roncal), Eric Lynch (Oscar Fate) and Alejandra Escalante (Rosa Amalfitano) in Part III of 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

  • 2666 Rehearsal Photos
    Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls (Co-Director & Co-Adapter) and Playwright-in-Residence Seth Bockley (Co-Director and Co-Adapter) in rehearsal for 2666

  • 2666 Rehearsal Photos
    Sean Fortunato (Morini), Demetrios Troy (Espinoza), Lawrence Grimm (Pelletier), Yadira Correa (Nurse) and Mark Montgomery (Edwin Johns) in rehearsal for 2666

  • 2666 Rehearsal Photos
    Director Seth Bockley (foreground) rehearses “Part I: The Part About The Academics” with the four actors who portray the academics (L-R) Lawrence Grimm (Pelletier), Sean Fortunato (Morini), Nicole Wiesner (Liz Norton) and Demetrios Troy (Espinoza) in rehearsal for 2666

  • 2666 Rehearsal Photos
    Mark Montgomery (ensemble), Juan Francisco Villa (ensemble), Director Robert Falls, Lawrence Grimm (ensemble) and Director Seth Bockley in rehearsal for 2666

  • 2666 Rehearsal Photos
    Juan Francisco Villa, Demetrios Troy, Eric Lynch, Alejandra Escalante and Yadira Correa and Director Robert Falls filming projections by Shawn Sagady for 2666

  • 2666 Rehearsal Photos
    Sketches by Costume Designer Ana Kuzmanic for 2666

  • 2666 Rehearsal Photos
    Lawrence Grimm (ensemble), Mark Montgomery (ensemble) and Juan Francisco Villa (ensemble) in rehearsal for 2666

  • 2666 Rehearsal Photos
    Juan Francisco Villa (ensemble) and Alejandra Escalante (ensemble) in rehearsal for 2666

See All Photos
OnStage+

The Women of Juárez: Inside the City's Mysterious Murders

Ciudad Juárez is a buzzing town just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, that ranks as the most populated US/Mexican border city. It also serves as the inspiration for the fictional city of Santa Teresa, one of the prominent locales of 2666.

Actor Janet Ulrich Brooks on Preparing for the Marathon Experience of 2666

Jeff Award-winning actress Janet Ulrich Brooks is one of 15 actors appearing in Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's epic stage adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's novel 2666 . With its large cast, decade-spanning storyline and five-hour running time, 2666 presents a unique challenge to its cast and creative team.

Navigating the Mean City Streets: Conventions of the Detective Genre in 2666

Imagine walking the streets of a foreign city late at night. You've just arrived after a long, dark drive, and you've been warned that this city is notorious for crime. Despite knowing the potential danger, you yearn to investigate your surroundings.

Talks & Events
Accessibility
low vision and blind services  PATRONS WHO ARE BLIND OF HAVE LOW VISION

Large print programs: available to download in Microsoft Word format for all shows prior to a performance. Click here to access the large print program for 2666.

Braille programs: available day of the performance from the Guest Services desk

 

hearing impaired services

PATRONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Assistive Listening Devices: Both the Albert and the Owen are equipped with FM frequency assistive listening devices. You may use your own headphones, or they will be provided for you. In addition, neck loops are available that are compatible with t-coil hearing aids. Devices are available at the Guest Services desk in the Goodman lobby. Assistive listening devices are offered free of charge, but a driver's license or valid ID is required as security.

 

mobility services 

ACCESSIBLE SEATING FOR PERFORMANCES

Goodman Theatre has accessible wheelchair/scooter locations in both the Albert and Owen* theaters.

Depending on your preferences, you can use the promo codes below to access special reserved seat locations when purchasing tickets online:

  • Enter promo code TRANSFER if you wish to transfer to a theater seat from your walker, wheelchair or scooter.
  • Enter promo code REMOVAL if you require a location where a seat can be removed for you to stay in your wheelchair/scooter while you watch the performance.

Please call ticket services at 312.443.3800 if you have questions or would like to purchase over the phone. All of our ticket representatives can assist you in finding a seat location to fit your needs.

Goodman Theatre has a wheelchair on site, which may be used to transport patrons to and from assigned seats. For use of the on-site wheelchair, contact house management at 312.443.3818.

*Although the Owen Theatre is a general admission house, accessible seats will be reserved for you on the seating level you purchase.

Sponsors Become a Sponsor

2666