2666

2666
Based on the book by Robero Bolaño

Adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley
February 6 – March 13, 2016, in the Owen Theater
A World Premiere Special Event

Goodman Theatre’s Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Robert Falls and Playwright-in-Residence Seth Bockley have newly adapted 2666—Chilean author/poet Roberto Bolaño’s internationally celebrated literary masterpiece—for the stage. An epic global portrait of the modern world and the artist’s role within it, 2666 begins with four European academics hot on the trail of an elusive author, leading 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 panoramic portrait of the 20th century that jumps from Spain to Germany and beyond. An all-Chicago ensemble cast of 15 actors portrays nearly 80 roles throughout the five-part multi-media production, which features video and projections and underscoring and original music. Bolaño was posthumously awarded the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for 2666, “as bravura a display of novelistic mastery, and as devastating a reading experience, as you are likely ever to encounter” (Time); the book is widely considered the culmination of a body of work that includes nine novels, two story collections and five books of poetry. 2666 is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation. 


PRESS RELEASES
February 25, 2016 | Goodman Theatre Adds a "College Night" Performance of 2666
February 23, 2016 | Goodman Theatre Invites Students to Two "College Nights" 
February 15, 2016 | 2666 Extends by Popular Demand
January 27, 2016  | 2666 Begins its Limited Run at Goodman Theatre February 6 
December 10, 2015 | Cast and Creative Team Set for 2666, Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's Adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s Novel 

For more information about the show, including cast head shots and bios, please visit the show page here. 

VIDEO
Broadcast Quality B-Roll
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Web Quality B-Roll
A montage of scenes from 2666 based on the novel by Robert Bolaño, adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley.

The Road to 2666 – A “Discover What’s NOW” Video Series
- Who is Robert Bolaño
- The Road to 2666A Theatrical Journey with Robert Falls and Seth Bockley

 

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 20, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 20, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 20, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 20, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    Juan Francisco Villa (Charly Cruz), Demetrios Troy (Chucho Flores), Eric Lynch (Oscar Fate) 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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 20, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    Lawrence Grimm (Jean-Claude Pelletier), Demetrios Troy (Manuel Espinoza), Sandra Delgado (Auxilio), 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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016). GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    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 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016), GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    (L-R) Sean Fortunato (Morini), Demetrios Troy (Espinoza), Lawrence Grimm (Pelletier), Yadira Correa (Nurse) and Mark Montgomery (Edwin Johns) in rehearsal for 2666 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016), GoodmanTheatre.org/2666. 

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    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 2666 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016), GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    Mark Montgomery (ensemble), Juan Francisco Villa (ensemble), Director Robert Falls, Lawrence Grimm (ensemble) and Director Seth Bockley in rehearsal for 2666 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016), GoodmanTheatre.org/2666

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    Juan Francisco Villa, Demetrios Troy, Eric Lynch, Alejandra Escalante and Yadira Correa and Director Robert Falls filming projections by Shawn Sagady for 2666 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016), GoodmanTheatre.org/2666 

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    Sketches by Costume Designer Ana Kuzmanic for 2666 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016), GoodmanTheatre.org/2666.

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    Lawrence Grimm (ensemble), Mark Montgomery (ensemble) and Juan Francisco Villa (ensemble) in rehearsal for 2666 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016), GoodmanTheatre.org/2666.

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    Juan Francisco Villa (ensemble) and Alejandra Escalante (ensemble) in rehearsal for 2666 at Goodman Theatre (February 6 – March 13, 2016), GoodmanTheatre.org/2666. 

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  • Robert Falls
    Robert Falls

    Robert Falls (Goodman Theatre Artistic Director) has been the Artistic Director of Goodman Theatre since 1986. From 1977 to 1985, he was the Artistic Director of Wisdom Bridge Theatre. Most recently, Mr. Falls reprised his critically acclaimed 2012 Goodman production of The Iceman Cometh, featuring the original cast headed by Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, for the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Last fall, he directed Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, as well as a new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni to open the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new season. Other recent productions include the world and off-Broadway premieres of Beth Henley’sThe Jacksonian, starring Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan and Bill Pullman;Measure for Measure; the regional premiere of John Logan’s Red; John Robin Baitz’sThree HotelsThe Seagull; and the world premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s A True History of the Johnstown Flood. Mr. Falls’ credits also include King Lear, Desire Under the Elms, the Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, the world premiere of Richard Nelson’sFrank’s Home, the American premiere of Conor McPherson’s Shining City and the Broadway and touring productions of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. His Broadway productions of Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey into Night received seven Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards. Other Goodman credits include the world premieres of Arthur Miller’s Finishing the Picture, Rebecca Gilman’s Blue Surge and Dollhouse, Eric Bogosian’s Griller, Steve Tesich’s The Speed of Darkness and On the Open Road and John Logan’s RiverviewA Melodrama with Music, as well as the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s House and Garden.

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  • Roberto Bolaňo
    Roberto Bolaňo

    Roberto Bolaňo (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. During his lifetime he received the prestigious Herralde de Novela Award and the Premio Rómulo Gallegos and was posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award. Considered among the greatest Latin American writer of his generation, he wrote nine novels, two story collections and five books of poetry, before dying at the age of 50. In addition to his final novel 2666, his works include The Savage Detectives, By Night in Chile, Distant Star, Last Evenings on Earth, The Third Reich, The Romantic Dogs, Amulet, Antwerp, The Unsufferable Gaucho, Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998 – 2003, The Unknown University, Tres, Nazi Literature in the Americas, The Return, The Skating Rinkand Woes of the True Policeman

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  • Seth Bockley
    Seth Bockley

    Seth Bockley (Co-Adapter/Co-Director) is a Chicago-based playwright and director and the Playwright-in-Residence at the Goodman. His plays include Ask Aunt Susan, which held its world premiere at the Goodman in 2014; February House, a collaboration with lyricist and composer Gabriel Kahane, which premiered at The Public Theater in the spring of 2012; The Elephant & The Whale (with Redmoon and Chicago Children’s Theatre); adaptations of George Saunders’ short stories CommComm (commissioned by the Goodman and further developed by New York’s Page 73 Productions) and Jon, which won the 2008 Equity Jeff Award for Best New Adaptation; The Twins Would Like To Say for Dog & Pony Theatre Co. ; and Laika’s Coffin and Winter Pageant 2010 for Redmoon, where he spent two years as a directing apprentice through Theatre Communications Group’s New Generations program. Directing credits include Samsara and Philip Dawkins’Failure: A Love Story at Victory Gardens Theater; Basetrack with En Garde Arts; Marcus Gardley’s The Box with The Foundry Theatre; Jason Grote’s Civilization (all you can eat)for Clubbed Thumb’s Summer Works Festival; Jon and Jason Grote’s 1001 for Collaboraction; numerous Redmoon events and spectacles; and the clown play Guerra, developed with Devon de Mayo and Mexico City-based troupe La Piara. 

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