Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 | May 21 – June 19, 2016 | In the Owen
The powerful team of Artistic Associate and playwright Rebecca Gilman and Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls (Blue Surge, Dollhouse, Luna Gale) reunites for a new drama about the heart and soul of a small town and its citizens.
A wave of uncertainty spreads across the once peaceful hamlet of Monroe, Wisconsin, after a Chicago-based corporation acquires the town’s main employer, leaving workers and their families to fear for their livelihoods. The merger, however, presents longtime employee Kim a newfound opportunity—and a moral dilemma. Should he accept a lucrative promotion under the new management and risk alienating himself from his longtime co-workers, neighbors and family? Fresh off her Jeff Award-winning Luna Gale, Gilman presents a humorous yet thought-provoking examination of workers’ rights and the effects of big business on small town lives.