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Backstage with Fish Men’s Howard Witt

Posted by: Aoife Carolan, Literary Intern at 05/01/2012 03:11 PM
Backstage with Fish Men’s Howard Witt

For each Goodman production we’ll feature one “Backstage”—an informal Q & A designed to help us better know a cast member. Check back often to learn more about your favorite Goodman actors!  For Fish Men we talked with Howard Witt.


The Iceman Speaketh, Part Two: Insults

Posted by: Neena Arndt at 05/04/2012 09:51 AM
The Iceman Speaketh, Part Two: Insults

If you want a poetically snarky insult, then William Shakespeare is probably your man (“you starveling, you elf-skin,”  “thou hast the most unsavoury similes,” etc.). But if you want a down-and-dirty dig without the floweriness of the bard, then Eugene O’Neill delivers.


In Rehearsal with the Iceman

Posted by: Lesley Gibson at 05/08/2012 12:58 PM
In Rehearsal with the Iceman

We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to capture a tiny bit of rehearsal and turn our footage into a behind-the-scenes video of the making of The Iceman Cometh. This video includes about the only rehearsal footage you’ll ever see of this production, plus exclusive interviews with members of the cast and director Robert Falls.


At the Starting Line with Tara Sissom

Posted by: Elizabeth Elliott at 05/10/2012 03:44 PM
At the Starting Line with Tara Sissom

With nearly 50 performances of Iceman scheduled, the actors who work every day to bring this piece to life may have one perspective at the beginning of the eight-week run—when expectations are high and the general excitement of opening a show is pervasive—and another towards the end of the long run. We talked to Iceman cast member Tara Sissom, who plays one of the “tarts,” Pearl, to compare her perspective at the beginning of the run to her perspective at the end. Stay tuned to for our follow-up with Tara in mid-June.


The Iceman Speaketh, Part Three: Miscellaneous Terms

Posted by: Neena Arndt at 05/15/2012 03:18 PM
The Iceman Speaketh, Part Three: Miscellaneous Terms

In our first two installments of The Iceman Speaketh, we explored drinking terms and insults. Now for the miscellaneous catetory: words and phrases that O’Neill uses in Iceman that you don’t hear everyday.


A Leisurely Journey: Iceman’s Marc Grapey

Posted by: Lesley Gibson at 05/18/2012 11:34 AM
A Leisurely Journey: Iceman’s Marc Grapey

The last time Marc Grapey appeared on the Goodman stage was in February as attorney Jack Lawson in Race, a snappy four-character legal drama by David Mamet that speeds by in just over an hour. Just two months after its run ended Marc returned to the Goodman to take on the role of Chuck Morello in The Iceman Cometh, which has a cast of 18 and clocks in at 4 hours and 45 minutes—our longest play of the season. With Marc’s two Goodman experiences this season at the opposite end of the running-time spectrum, we asked him to share his thoughts on how the length of a play affects an actor’s experience—from the rehearsal process to performance.


The Jungle Book Photo Album

Posted by: Lesley Gibson at 05/21/2012 04:14 PM
The Jungle Book Photo Album

To gain a sense of the sights and sounds that inspired Kipling to create these wild, wonderful stories, Mary and her design team traveled to India last December; she was kind enough to let us share a few photos of their travels with you.