The August Wilson Celebration

In honor of the late playwright and his frequent collaborations with the Goodman, the theater lead a citywide retrospective of his life and work.

The celebration featured a revival of Wilson’s masterpiece Two Trains Running and concert readings of his nine other “20th Century Cycle” plays, this unprecedented exploration of Wilson’s work includes educational seminars, panel discussions and other special events. Presented in collaboration with over 20 theaters, universities and organizations across Chicago, the Celebration ran March 7 through April 19, 2015.


Two Trains Running

March 7 - April 19, 2015

Directed by Chuck Smith

Goodman Theatre honors August Wilson’s legacy with his Tony-winning masterpiece, praised by Variety as “perfection…[a] work by a writer at the peak of his powers.”