Carlyle

Apr 2 - May 1, 2016 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 75 minutes, no intermission

  • A fresh night of theater that takes some genuine risks”— Chicago Tribune
  • Sends jolts of energy through the room”— Chicago Tribune
  • A brash, button-pushing comedy”— The New York Times
  • Keeps you engaged...with its absurdist but scabrously funny riffs on its subject”— The New York Times
  • Playfully poking-and-prodding”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Far more engaging than real life politics”— Chicago Sun-Times

Welcome to a new era in American politics.

The Republican Party is looking for a more progressive identity leading up to election season. Enter Carlyle Meyers, an ambitious African American lawyer working for the party who agrees to share why he became a member of the GOP. The result is hilarious and startling satire—an insightful and bold examination of the hot-button racial issues facing America.

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    James Earl Jones II (Carlyle Meyers), Maureen Gallagher (Ensemble), Tiffany Scott (Janice) and Nate Whelden (Ensemble) in Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine

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    James Earl Jones II (Carlyle Meyers) in Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine

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    Tim Edward Rhoze (Carlyle’s Father) and Charlette Speigner (Ensemble) in Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine

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    James Earl Jones II (Carlyle Meyers) and Tim Edward Rhoze (Carlyle’s Father) in Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine

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    Ensemble members Maureen Gallagher and Patrick Clear in Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine

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    Levenix Riddle (Omar), James Earl Jones II (Carlyle Meyers) in Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine

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    Charlette Speigner (Ensemble), Patrick Clear (Ensemble), Levenix Riddle (Omar), Tiffany Scott (Janice), James Earl Jones II (Carlyle Meyers), Tim Edward Rhoze (Carlyle’s Father), Nate Whelden (Ensemble) and Maureen Gallagher (Ensemble) in Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine at

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    Levenix Riddle (Omar), James Earl Jones II (Carlyle Meyers) and Charlette Speigner (Ensemble) in Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine

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    James Earl Jones II (Carlyle Meyers) and Tiffany Scott (Janice) in Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine

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Talks & Events
Accessibility
low vision and blind services  PATRONS WHO ARE BLIND OF HAVE LOW VISION

Large print playbills: available to download in Microsoft Word format for all shows prior to a performance. Download the Carlyle playbill.

Braille programs: available day of the performance from the Guest Services desk

Audio Described performance: April 24, 2016 at 2pm.Tickets are $20. For access to reserved, discounted seating enter the promo code AUDIO when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD).

Touch Tour: April 24, 2016 at 12:30pm.
The tour will feature a 45-60 minute presentation detailing the set, costume and character elements for the performance. When reserving tickets please indicate how many people will be in your party for both the Touch Tour and the performance.

 

hearing impaired services

PATRONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Assistive Listening Devices: Both the Albert and the Owen are equipped with FM frequency assistive listening devices. You may use your own headphones, or they will be provided for you. In addition, neck loops are available that are compatible with t-coil hearing aids. Devices are available at the Guest Services desk in the Goodman lobby. Assistive listening devices are offered free of charge, but a driver's license or valid ID is required as security.

Open Captioned Performance:  May 1, 2016 at 2pm. 

Tickets are $20. An LED sign presents dialogue in sync with the performance.  For access to reserved, discounted seating enter the promo code OPEN when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD).

American Sign Language Interpretation: April 10, 2016 at 7:30pm and April 20, 2016 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $20. To access reserved, discounted seating in the front five rows for a signed performance, enter the promo code SIGN when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD).

 

mobility services 

ACCESSIBLE SEATING FOR PERFORMANCES

Goodman Theatre has accessible wheelchair/scooter locations in both the Albert and Owen* theaters.

Depending on your preferences, you can use the promo codes below to access special reserved seat locations when purchasing tickets online:

  • Enter promo code TRANSFER if you wish to transfer to a theater seat from your walker, wheelchair or scooter.
  • Enter promo code REMOVAL if you require a location where a seat can be removed for you to stay in your wheelchair/scooter while you watch the performance.

Please call ticket services at 312.443.3800 if you have questions or would like to purchase over the phone. All of our ticket representatives can assist you in finding a seat location to fit your needs.

Goodman Theatre has a wheelchair on site, which may be used to transport patrons to and from assigned seats. For use of the on-site wheelchair, contact house management at 312.443.3818.

*Although the Owen Theatre is a general admission house, accessible seats will be reserved for you on the seating level you purchase.

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