"Alive, real, raw and in the moment"

Feb 8 - March 10, 2019 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Six young women. One small town. Different lanes.

After graduating from a small Wisconsin high school, Sam heads to college on scholarship—but her cousin Jaycee’s future isn’t looking as bright. As the young women and their friends face adulthood, their local bowling alley becomes a place to celebrate triumphs, confront challenges and forge new identities. With her signature grace, wit and compassion, Rebecca Gilman (Luna Gale, Boy Gets Girl) questions the blueprint for a successful life, and embraces the unknown on the road ahead.

Discounted tickets for groups of 10+ available now! Call 312.443.3820 or email Groups@GoodmanTheatre.org for more information.


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  • Rebecca Gilman

    Rebecca Gilman Playwright

  • Erica Weiss

    Erica Weiss Director

  • Hayley Burgess

    Hayley Burgess Clarice

  • Heather Chrisler

    Heather Chrisler Jaycee

  • Angela Morris

    Angela Morris Maddy

  • Becca Savoy

    Becca Savoy Sam

  • Mary Taylor

    Mary Taylor Brielle

  • Anne E. Thompson

    Anne E. Thompson Sharlene

  • Regina Garcia

    Regina Garcia Set Design

  • Izumi Inaba

    Izumi Inaba Costume Design

  • Cat Wilson

    Cat Wilson Lighting Design

  • Victoria Deiorio

    Victoria Deiorio Original Music and Sound Design

  • Eva Breneman

    Eva Breneman Dialect Coach

  • Rachel Flesher

    Rachel Flesher Violence and Intimacy Choreographer

  • Neena Arndt

    Neena Arndt Dramaturg

  • Kelly Montgomery

    Kelly Montgomery Production Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • "Alive, real, raw and in the moment"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "A strong working class drama for our times"

    - Daily Herald

  • "Fresh, funny, spirited and graceful"

    - Around the Town

  • "A thoughtful and incisive new play"

    - PerformInk

  • "90 minutes without a gutterball"

    - Stage and Cinema

  • Features "an all-star ensemble"

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "Combines the considerable talents of an all-female cast, crew and director"

    - PerformInk

  • "Gilman doesn't pull any punches"

    - Daily Herald

  • "Terrifically acted group portrait of six young women"

    - Chicagoland Theater Reviews

  • "A thoughtful and delicate examination of what it means for the young women in the play to find their places in the world"

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "Unflinchingly deals with young women defining themselves"

    - Daily Herald

  • "As Gilman's six women carve out tehir futures and identities, we reflect on who we were and who we may still hope to be"

    - PerformInk

  • ★★★★★ (out of 5)

    - Around the Town

Talks & Events
  • Drinks & Discussion Events

    Drinks & Discussion Events

    Throughout the run

    Enhance your theater-going experience with one of our Drinks & Discussion Series events! Stay after select performances for a Post-Show Discussion and a complimentary glass of wine, or enjoy an Artist Encounter event.



Join us for any of the following accessible performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour and Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, March 3
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

For reserved seating for this service, use promo AUDIO.

Reservations for the touch tour are available at check-out for no additional charge. For more information, please call the Box Office or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Saturday, March 9 at 2pm

For reserved seating for this service, use promo SIGN.

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, March 10 at 2pm

For reserved seating for this service, use promo OPEN.

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