Silk

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April 23 – May 29, 2005 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

A world premiere

The year is 1861. Herve Joncour buys and sells silkworms for a living. His small French town depends on him for its livelihood. Each year, Joncour travels to exotic locations around the world to acquire the silkworms. But one year, an epidemic strikes silkworms all over the world. Or nearly the whole world. There’s still Japan. And that is where Joncour journeys, to meet a wealthy village lord and his beautiful young mistress. There he will find what he’s looking for, and so much more.

Mary Zimmerman, known for her visually thrilling productions from exotic texts such as The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and Metamorphoses, for which she won a Tony Award, will adapt this erotically charged novel for the stage.

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  • Silk Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s production of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour) and Colleen Delany (Helene).

  • Silk Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s production of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour), Tohoru Masamune (Hara Kei), Elaine Yuko Qualter (The Woman in Japan) and Lisa Tejero (Madame Blanche).

  • Silk Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s production of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour), Tohoru Masamune (Hara Kei) and Christopher Donahue (Narrator).

  • Silk Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s production of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour), Tohoru Masamune (Hara Kei) and Christopher Donahue (Narrator).

  • Silk Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s production of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour) and Christopher Donahue (Narrator).

  • Silk Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s production of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour) and Lisa Tejero (Madame Blanche).

  • Silk Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s production of Silk are Christopher Donahue (Narrator), Colleen Delany (Helene), Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour), Joe Dempsey (The Mayor) and Glenn Fleshler (Baladabiou).

  • Silk Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s production of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour) and Glenn Fleshler (Baladabiou).

  • Silk Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s rehearals of Silk are Mary Zimmerman (director) and Joseph Drummond (production stage manager).

  • Silk Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s rehearals of Silk are Mary Zimmerman (director) and T. Paul Lynch (stage manager).

  • Silk Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s rehearals of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour) and Colleen Delany (Helene).

  • Silk Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s rehearals of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour) and Tohoru Masamune (Hara Kei).

  • Silk Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s rehearals of Silk are Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour), Christopher Donahue (Narrator) and Mary Zimmerman (director).

  • Silk Rehearsal Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre&apso;s rehearals of Silk are Joe Dempsey (The Mayor) and Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour).

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