As Goodman Theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary, the Newberry Library will honor the theater’s namesake playwright, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman. In the fall of 2015, the Newberry, an independent research library in downtown Chicago, will present an exhibit exploring the life and legacy of Goodman. A Chicago businessman and playwright, Goodman was active in the “Little Theater” movement of the early 20th century, advocating for plays that dealt with serious themes over the spectacular, commercial productions that dominated the theater scene at the time. After Goodman fell victim to the 1918 influenza epidemic at age 35, his parents helped establish a theater to carry out their son’s vision. The Newberry exhibit will showcase artifacts from his life and from the flourishing and evolving theatrical landscape of which he was a vital part. Exact dates of the exhibit will be announced at a later time. Check back soon for more updates!