"A triumph"

— Splash

July 10 - August 19 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 90 minutes with no intermission

Stacy Keach triumphantly returns to the Goodman in a  tour-de-force performance as legendary author Ernest Hemingway.

After the prize comes the pressure. Five years after receiving career-defining awards, Ernest Hemingway faces a looming deadline for a story about the rivalrous matadors of Pamplona. In declining health and consumed by the demise of his fourth marriage, he must now conquer the despair that threatens to engulf him.



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STACY KEACH - Ernest Hemingway

Creative Team and Crew

KEVIN DEPINET - Scenic Design
NOËL HUNTZINGER - Costume Design
JESSE KLUG - Lighting Design
MICHAEL ROTH - Composer and Soundscape
ADAM FLEMMING - Projection Design
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
LAUREN V. HICKMAN - Production Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • "Hemingway's words, Stacy Keach's courage, battling it out in a hotel room"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Memorable and evocative"

    - TheaterMania

  • "A stellar performance"

    - PerformInk

  • "A delight to witness"

    - Chicago Reader

  • "Keach makes for a terrific Hemingway"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "You couldn't ask for a better Hemingway than Keach"

    - TheaterMania

  • "A one-actor show of the highest order"

    - Splash

  • "Mines the emotional content of Hemingway's biography"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "There's a clear passion burning inside Keach's performance"

    - TheaterMania

  • "Engaging"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • Stacy Keach "remains a force as ever"

    - Third Coast Review

  • "Keach is jovial and witty as Hemingway"

    - PerformInk