"Mystical journey into family ties is an enticing fairy tale"
– CHICAGO CRITIC

April 28 – May 3, 2009 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 2 hours and 20 minutes

A world premiere and Goodman Theatre commission

An American woman goes to Southeast Asia and strikes a bargain with a mysterious stranger.  Twenty years later, she's become an acclaimed chef specializing in Asian cuisine with an adopted Vietnamese-born daughter and a life that is successful beyond her wildest dreamsuntil the stranger from her past reappears to collect on an old debt. A striking reimagining of the tale of Rumplestiltskin, Ghostwritten explores the relationship between America and Southeast Asia, unearthing the wounds of the Vietnam War and uncovering what it means to come face to face with the ghosts of your past.

 

 
Artists

By NAOMI IIZUKA, Directed by LISA PORTES

Cast

ARTHUR ACUNA - Linh
KIM MARTIN-COTTEN - Susan
DIETERICH GRAY - Chad / Not Chad
LISA TEJERO - Woman From Vietnam
TIFFANY VILLARIN - Bea
DAN WALLER - Martin

Creative Team and Crew

LINDA BUCHANAN - Scenic Design
RACHEL ANNE HEALY - Costume Design
KEITH PARHAM - Lighting Design
ANDRE J. PLUESS - Original Music and Sound Design
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
CHRISTINE ADAIRE - Vocal and Dialect Coach
SIDNEY FRIEDMAN - Magic Consultant
NICK SANDYS - Fight Consultant
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager