The Power of Theater

Heroic and hopeful, challenging and illuminating, the 2017/2018 Season is powered by the times in which we live.

Mixing exciting new works that explore current issues with classics that remind us of how today's headlines came to be, this new season brings you stories not often told—or that cannot be told often enough. Join us as a Member of the 2017/2018 Season and experience the power that only Goodman can deliver.



In the Albert Theatre

  • The Young Vic Production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

    By Arthur Miller
    Directed by Ivo Van Hove

    Visionary Belgian director Ivo van Hove injects a raw, pulsating energy into Arthur Miller’s 1955 classic about familial betrayal and fighting for the American Dream. Recipient of 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Director.

  • Blind Date

    By Rogelio Martinez
    Directed by Robert Falls

    Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev go head to head in this fascinating glimpse of one of the 20th century’s landmark historical events, a world premiere play infused with sly humor and unexpected wisdom.

  • An Enemy of the People

    By Henrik Ibsen
    Directed by Robert Falls

    Ibsen’s masterwork, “a play so necessary, so exhilarating to experience” (The Village Voice), finds renewed immediacy in this daring new production from Artistic Director Robert Falls. The contamination of a town’s water supply finds its mayor and his brother, a local doctor, locked in a combative struggle of political wisdom and personal ethics.


  • Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

    By Emily Mann, Adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth
    Directed by Chuck Smith

    Celebrate the lives of the iconic Delany sisters, “two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom” (Chicago Tribune), in this funny and heartfelt family drama.

  • Support Group for Men

    By Ellen Fairey
    Directed by Kimberly Senior

    A group of middle-aged friends come together to form a support group with hilariously unexpected results in Ellen Fairey’s Chicago-flavored comedy, an exploration of what happens when society’s new normal doesn’t seem so normal to everyone.

In the Owen Theatre

  • Yasmina's Necklace

    By Rohina Malik
    Directed by Ann Filmer

    The refugee experience is illuminated by this “sweet and hopeful story” (Chicago Tribune) about love and renewal in the face of past devastation.

  • The Wolves

    By Sarah DeLappe
    Directed by Vanessa Stalling

    Named one of the best plays of 2016 by The New York Times, The Wolves is an unconventional exploration of the pitfalls of friendship and coming maturity, as seen through the struggles of a girls’ athletic team.

  • Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

    By Suzan-Lori Parks
    Directed by Niegel Smith

    Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ “blazingly original” (The Washington Post) Civil War epic serves up “an American story as much about our present as it is about our past” (The Los Angeles Times).