Twilight Bowl

Twilight Bowl
By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Erica Weiss
February 8 – March 10, 2019

WORLD PREMIERE 

Four 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 perhaps even 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.

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Twilight Bowl

  • Rebecca Gilman, Playwright
    Rebecca Gilman, Playwright

    REBECCA GILMAN (Playwright) is an artistic associate at the Goodman. Her plays include Luna Gale; A True History of the Johnstown Flood; Dollhouse; Boy Gets Girl; Spinning Into Butter; Blue Surge (all of which were originally produced by the Goodman); Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 and The Crowd You’re in With (also at the Goodman); The Glory of Living; The Sweetest Swing in Baseball and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Gilman is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, The Harper Lee Award, The Scott McPherson Award, The Prince Prize for Commissioning New Work, The Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, The Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, The George Devine Award, The Theatre Masters Visionary Award, The Great Plains Playwright Award, a Global Connections Grant by Theatre Communications Group, an American Scandinavian Foundation Creative Writing Grant and an Illinois Arts Council playwriting fellowship. Boy Gets Girl received an Olivier nomination for Best New Play. Ms. Gilman was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for The Glory of Living. She is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America and a board member of the ACLU of Illinois. A graduate of the MFA in playwriting program from the University of Iowa, Ms. Gilman is now a professor of playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University as part of its MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program.  In 2016, Ms. Gilman was inducted into the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame. 

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  • Erica Weiss, Director
    Erica Weiss, Director

    ERICA WEISS (Director) returns to the Goodman, where she directed the New Stages production of Twilight Bowl and was the 2014 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow. She is a theater director, filmmaker and television writer, and an ensemble member of The Gift Theatre Company. Her primary passions lie in the development of new work and bringing female voices to the stage and screen. She is a longtime and frequent collaborator with writer Caitlin Parrish, directing their world premiere productions The Burials at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, A Twist of Water and The Downpour for Route 66 Theatre Company, as well as their first feature film The View From Tall with their company Teleporter Productions. Other theater directing credits include Vigils and The Grapes of Wrath (The Gift Theatre), Cicada (Route 66 Theatre) and Distance (Strawdog Theatre Company). She is graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she earned her degree in theater studies with an emphasis on directing and new play development. She and Parrish co-wrote the original pilot for Red Line, which is being produced for CBS by Warner Brothers Studios with Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay.  

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  • Twilight Bowl New Stages 1
    Twilight Bowl New Stages 1

    Becca Savoy (Sam), Hayley Burgess (Clarice), Anne E. Thompson (Sharlene) and Heather Chrisler (Jaycee) in New Stages production of Twilight Bowl by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Erica Weiss at Goodman Theatre (September 24 – October 8, 2017).

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  • Rebecca Gilman Rehearsal
    Rebecca Gilman Rehearsal

    Playwright Rebecca Gilman and Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) in rehearsal for Luna Gale.

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