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2016/2017 Season

Want an inside look at some of the most innovative, ambitious and timely theater today?

Introducing a FREE program designed to bring you inside the Goodman’s fascinating process of creating the relevant and topical plays of today.

Go behind the scenes and learn what inspires a new work. Witness the triumphs and challenges of taking a work from the page to the stage. And discover surprising things about Goodman Theatre’s commitment to and investment in new work—hint: it’s unique in the American theater.

Click here to read an excerpt of The Magic Play script. >>

Read an excerpt from The Magic Play. Click here to access. >>

A note from dramaturg Neena Arndt on the text: In these pages we meet our central character: a magician. He’s performing his show, and we’re his audience—and like a lot of audiences at magic shows, we’re sometimes asked to participate. In the script, you can see how the performance might change slightly depending on how the audience responds on any given night.