Cindy Bandle Young Critics

Cindy Bandle Young Critics

For 11th grade girls in Chicago and the suburbs.

Offered completely FREE to young women in the 11th grade throughout Chicago and the suburbs, this joint venture between Goodman Theatre and the Association for Women Journalists – Chicago introduces young women to theater criticism and the world of professional writing. Participants will receive tickets to every production in the Goodman’s 2013/2014 Season, one-on-one mentoring from professional journalists and have the opportunity to interview artists associated with Goodman Theatre productions!

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 312.553.7161 or email CBYC@GoodmanTheatre.org.

The deadline to apply for the Cindy Bandle Young Critics 2013/2014 has passed. 

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The Time to Give

Posted by: Maya Reese at 11/24/2013 05:00 PM
The Time to Give

Christmas is the time to give without expecting to receive anything in return. The main character of the play Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Larry Yando, learns the importance of family, friends, and giving by being visited from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

Bless evrybdy #TnyTim

Posted by: Maya St. Clair at 11/24/2013 05:00 PM
Bless evrybdy #TnyTim

In this changing world, why do we need A Christmas Carol? Why put on a dated show set in the 1800s when the Theatre could simply tweet “Bless evrybdy #TnyTim”?

The Goodman answers, in resounding terms.

A Timeless, Classic Tale

Posted by: Jennifer Juarez at 11/24/2013 04:30 PM
A Timeless, Classic Tale

The timeless, classic tale, “A Christmas Carol,” shows us the meaning of Christmas, how it’s never too late to change for the better, and hope for a better tomorrow. Henry Wishcamper directs Charles Dickens’ book at Goodman Theatre until December 28th, 2013.

It Only Gets Better

Posted by: Jazmin Quinones at 11/24/2013 04:30 PM
It Only Gets Better

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a classic story that is repeatedly told to new generations throughout the holiday season.  Goodman Theatre has been producing the play adaptation for many years, and this year has got to be one of the best.

Enchanted, Surprised and Inspired

Posted by: Jesse Osborne at 11/24/2013 04:30 PM
Enchanted, Surprised and Inspired

I have been going to see “A Christmas Carol” at the Goodman ever since I was a little girl. It has always been a special tradition, curling my hair into ringlets and putting on my favorite red velvet dress with white lace around the collar, and going to see the heart-warming holiday tale. Each year I was enchanted, surprised and inspired.

Finding Joy

Posted by: Courtney Lilly at 11/24/2013 04:00 PM
Finding Joy

“A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, is a play about an old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who finds the joy of Christmas.  Jacob Marley, an old friend of Scrooge who is now deceased, wants Scrooge to change his ways for he is hated by the community. His spirit haunts Scrooge at night and tells him that he will encounter 3 ghosts that take him on a journey to visit the past, relive the present, and discover the future.

Enchanted

Posted by: Brigid McKeon at 11/24/2013 04:00 PM
Enchanted

Even if you have seen the Goodman Theater’s A Christmas Carol before, the 36th rendition is well worth a return visit. The classic Charles Dickens tale is enhanced by updated sets and sparkling performances.

Smokefall: A Play Like No Other

Posted by: Bertha Mendez at 11/07/2013 01:00 PM
Smokefall: A Play Like No Other

Director Anne Kauffman’s “Smokefall” is a play not like any other. It is a play that will leave you feeling shocked, delighted, slightly confused, yet very much entertained. The play focuses on how one choice can change the course of a person’s life.

The Ordinary and The Disturbing

Posted by: Anne Amann at 10/14/2013 05:30 PM
The Ordinary and The Disturbing

Noah Haidle’s Smokefall is an absolutely striking production. The intensity of the emotions portrayed onstage tug at the audience’s heartstrings. There are many elements of the show which are symbolic, abstract, or have an extremely deep meaning that is revealed to the astonishment of all watching. The most intriguing aspect of the play, however, is the constant intertwining of the ordinary and the disturbing.