★★★★ (out of 4)


"Blazing with color and heat"

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2018 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 90 minutes, no intermission

Every memory has a soundtrack of its own.

After the death of her husband, a Danish American woman finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of their favorite singer, Billie Holiday. A journey through the couple’s time together—from the smoky jazz clubs of post-war Copenhagen, to the home they shared in present-day Chicago—Lady in Denmark is a passionate reflection on life and love written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith, “one of the country’s top talents” (Time Out Chicago).



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  • Dael Orlandersmith

    Dael Orlandersmith Playwright

  • Chay Yew

    Chay Yew Director

  • Linda Gehringer

    Linda Gehringer Helene

  • Andrew Boyce

    Andrew Boyce Set Design

  • Christine Pascual

    Christine Pascual Costume Design

  • Lee Fiskness

    Lee Fiskness Lighting Design

  • Mikhail Fiksel

    Mikhail Fiksel Original Music, Sound Design

  • Stephan Mazurek

    Stephan Mazurek Projection Design

  • Tanya Palmer

    Tanya Palmer Dramaturg

  • Donald E. Claxon

    Donald E. Claxon Production Stage Manager

  • Adam Belcuore

    Adam Belcuore Casting

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.


Critical Praise
  • "Generous, unifying and moving"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "A perceptive portrait on love and loss"

    - Daily Herald

  • "Rich and evocative"

    - Splash Magazine

  • "A triumphant collaboration with playwright Dael Orlandersmith and director Chay Yew"

    - Chicagoland Theater Reivews

  • "Richly written"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Gehringer's performance is nuanced, thoughtful"

    - Splash Magazine

  • "Powerful and moving"

    - Daily Herald

  • "Unforgettable"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "An engaging and dramatic demonstration of acting at its most authentic

    - Chicagoland Theater Reviews

Audience Response
  • Amazing on so many levels.

    Sherry S. via Facebook

  • It was wonderful! So moving and well-done.

    Goodman Patron via Louisa F.

  • A remarkable performance.

    Maggie W. via Facebook

  • Fantastic production!

    Wendy M. via Facebook

  • Linda Gehringer is fantastic!

    Jean S. via Facebook


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, November 11
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

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, November 17 at 2pm

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, November 18 at 2pm


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