Magnolia

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March 14 – April 19, 2009 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

A world premiere

Magnolia is set in winter 1963 as the schools, stores and real estate markets of Atlanta, Georgia are beginning to desegregate. Lily, a white landowner, returns from Paris to find the Forest Estate, her family's land, on the brink of ruin. Thomas, a successful businessman and the descendent of former slaves to the estate, has a plan to save the land: turn it into subdivisions and sell it to the white families fleeing the city. Tensions build as members of the estranged family reunite to try and save their beloved land-magnolia trees and all.

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    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro is Annette O'Toole (Lily).

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    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro is Annette O'Toole (Lily) and Ensemble.

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    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro are (l to r) Caitlin Collins (Anna) and Cliff Chamberlain (Paul).

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    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro is John Jelks (Thomas).

  • Magnolia Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro is John Earl Jelks (Thomas).

  • Magnolia Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro are (l to r) John Earl Jelks (Thomas), Annette O'Toole (Lily) and Carrie Coon (Ariel)

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    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro are (l to r) John Judd (Beau) and Annette O'Toole (Lily).

  • Magnolia Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro are (l to r) Cliff Chamberlain (Paul), Tory O. Davis (Meshach), Carrie Coon (Ariel), Caitlin Collins (Anna) and Annette O'Toole (Lily).

  • Magnolia Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro are (l to r) Roxanne Reese (Carlotta) and Tyla Abercrumbie (Maya) (Background l to r are Tory O. Davis and Cliff Chamberlain).

  • Magnolia Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro are (l to r) Tory O. Davis (Meshach), Annette O'Toole (Lily), John Hines (William), and John Judd (Beau).

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    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro are (l to r) Tyla Abercrumbie (Maya) and Brandon J. Dirden (Cain).

  • Magnolia Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Magnolia by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna D. Shapiro are (l to r) Tory O. David (Meshach) and Cliff Chamberlain (Paul).

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