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The 2023/2024 Season

Remix Reality

Fresh takes on tales set centuries ago, and a modern true story with a thrilling twist. From a new musical based on a beloved book to a major revival, you’ll find voices both familiar and new in Artist Director Susan V. Booth’s first Goodman season—plays that celebrate the mess and magic of us all.

The 2023/2024 Season


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Introducing our 23/24 Season

You’ll find familiar and new voices in Artistic Director Susan V. Booth’s first Goodman season—plays that celebrate the mess and magic of us all.

Albert Theatre Series

The Nacirema Society

By Pearl Cleage
Directed By Lili-Anne Brown

September 16 – October 22, 2023

A “laugh-out-loud” (Broadway World) “hilarious comedy” (Arts ATL) from nationally renowned playwright, poet and NY Times best-selling author Pearl Cleage.

Highway Patrol

Playwright and Text Curator by Jen Silverman
Based on the Digital Archives of Dana Delany
Created by Dana Delany, Mike Donahue, Dane Laffrey and Jen Silverman
Directed by Mike Donahue
Presented by special arrangement with Mark Gordon Pictures

January 20 – February 18, 2024

Emmy Award-winner Dana Delany (China Beach, Desperate Housewives) stars in this new thriller—part love story, part ghost story—crafted from hundreds of tweets and DMs.

The Penelopiad

By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Susan V. Booth

March 2 – March 31, 2024

An unexpected remix of Homer’s The Odyssey, told by the celebrated and subversive author Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

By August Wilson
Directed by Chuck Smith

April 13 – May 12, 2024

A journey of self-discovery leads to salvation in this major revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winner’s masterwork.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Book by Taylor Mac
Music and Lyrics By Jason Robert Brown
Choreography By Tanya Birl-Torres
Directed By Rob Ashford
Based on the New York Times Best-Selling Book By John Berendt

June 25 – August 4, 2024

Acclaimed author John Berendt’s iconic New York Times best seller becomes a seductive new musical.

Owen Theatre Series

Lucha Teotl

Written and Directed by Christopher Llewyn Ramirez and Jeff Colangelo

September 29 – November 5, 2023

Pro wrestling bursts onto the stage in a high-octane, immersive, 90-minute thrill ride.

The Matchbox Magic Flute

Adapted and Directed by Mary Zimmerman

February 10 – March 10, 2024

In her acclaimed signature style, Mary Zimmerman conceives a brand new theatrical adaptation of Mozart’s beloved opera.


By Sanaz Toossi
Directed by Hamid Dehghani

May 10 – June 9, 2024

This smash Off-Broadway hit and Obie Award-winning “rich new play, contemplative and comic” (New York Times’ Critic’s Pick) makes its Chicago premiere.