Luna Gale Producers

Premiered at Goodman Theatre, January 18, 2014 - February 23, 2014

  • Excellent” and an “intensely involving work”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • stars — Chicago Tribune
  • Luna Gale packs quite the punch”— Chicago Tribune
  • Clearly, this writer and this actress, who is doing some of the best work of her career here, are simpatico”— Chicago Tribune
  • The high-stakes Luna Gale had the…Goodman audience in its thrall.” [It] “packs quite the punch”— Chicago Tribune
  • provocative and impassioned” “Fisher is a marvel”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Gilman’s bristling dialogue continually pops”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Gilman remains a force to be reckoned with”— Entertainment Weekly
  • Director Robert Falls' top-notch production keeps the audience constantly alert and a little on edge”— Entertainment Weekly
  • “Terrific ensemble” “The best work I've seen from Gilman”— Time Out Chicago
  • Thoroughly moving and believable”— New City
  • Hugely entertaining”— New City
  • I've never seen Fisher create so moving a character. That's really what makes this play so out of the ordinary.”— Chicago Tribune
  • a fast-paced, ferociously involving work”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Captivating” and A “gripping new play”— Chicago Reader
  • Gilman provides a compelling and compassionate portrait of flawed people making impossible choices”— Chicago Reader
  • Superbly acted, astutely directed”— The Daily Herald
  • An “engrossing, emotionally charged drama” and “Expertly Cast”— The Daily Herald
  • Falls’ direction is brisk, straightforward and reflects a master’s ability to calibrate…the tension in this remarkable, well-written play.”— The Daily Herald
  • Fisher’s the kind of exquisitely ambivalent, intelligent performance we’ve come to expect from this award-winning actress”— The Daily Herald

Thank you for your interest in Luna Gale.

An exploration of “poverty, addiction and family dysfunction: the unholy trinity of contemporary American culture” (New York Times), Luna Gale made its world premiere at Goodman Theatre in early 2014 to unanimous critical and audience acclaim: a “top notch” (Entertainment Weekly), “fast-paced, ferociously involving work” (Chicago Sun-Times) that “packs quite the punch.” (Chicago Tribune).

The play adds to Rebecca’s body of unflinching works about contentious social issues established over two decades, including Spinning Into Butter (race); Boy Gets Girl (violence against women); Blue Surge (class); and The Crowd You’re in With (whether or not to have a child), among others.

The production marked Rebecca’s fourth collaboration with Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls, and her third with Chicago stage favorite Mary Beth Fisher (who also originated roles in Spinning Into Butter and Boy Gets Girl) as veteran social worker Caroline, who is charged with making tough decisions about the future of a vulnerable child, Luna Gale.

Please take a moment to read the reviews, view the production photos and watch a video about the “Making of Luna Gale.” 

For a copy of the script, contact Dana Black at DanaBlack@GoodmanTheatre.org.

 

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    (L to R) Colin Sphar (Peter) and Reyna de Courcy (Karlie) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

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    (L to R) Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) and Jordan Baker (Cindy) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

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    (L to R) Jordan Baker (Cindy), Richard Thieriot (Pastor Jay) and Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

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    Erik Hellman (Cliff) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

  • Luna Gale Production Photos
    (L to R) Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) and Erik Hellman (Cliff) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

  • Luna Gale Production Photos
    (L to R) Colin Sphar (Peter) and Reyna de Courcy (Karlie) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

  • Luna Gale Production Photos
    (L to R) Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline), Richard Thieriot (Pastor Jay) and Erik Hellman (Cliff) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

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    (L to R) Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) Erik Hellman (Cliff) and Melissa DuPrey (Lourdes) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

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    Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

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    (L to R) Colin Sphar (Peter) and Jordan Baker (Cindy) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls.

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