Swing State Scene Night

Thursday, October 27 at 6pm

6PM - Pre-Show Event in the Alice Center (170 N. Dearborn St.)
7:30PM -  Performance of Swing State in the Owen Theatre

Join Goodman Theatre’s Scenemakers Board for an evening of networking and mingling with other Chicago young professionals as you support new play development at the theater.

Enjoy a pre-show reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, hear from a cast member in the show, then take in the world premiere of Swing State!

Tickets are just $50 for the reception and play! Use code SCENENIGHT to unlock tickets for this event.*

*Enter code in the "Have a Code" field before selecting your date. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers.


About the Show

  • Swing State

    Swing State

    Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman and Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls team up for their sixth Goodman production.

    Recently widowed, Peg tends to the native plants in her 40-acre rural Wisconsin prairie backyard, her solitary days interrupted only by visits from a family friend with a checkered past. When a mysterious theft alerts the authorities, a string of events unfold that forever changes their lives.



Critical Praise

  • "★★★★ (out of 4)...an extraordinary new play"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Gilman, Falls and this enormously talented cast are a winning combination"

    - Daily Herald

  • "The performances are superb"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "a rare piece of storytelling that you’ll be talking about for days afterward"

    - Northwest Herald

  • Falls "brings out the best in his actors"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • Gilman "has morphed into a great poet of the Upper Midwest"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • Fisher “[is] doing the best work of her career”

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "moves audiences from laughter to tears "

    - Daily Herald

  • Swing State "blew me away"

    - Chicago Tribune


Audiences React


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