"Contains as many great performances as I've seen in a single show for years"
– THE NEW YORK TIMES

April 21 – June 17, 2012 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 4 hours and 45 minutes, including 3 intermissions

Eugene O'Neill's towering masterpiece becomes a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event, featuring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy.

Welcome to Harry Hope's saloon, home to a ragtag band of drunks and dreamers who today celebrate the arrival of Hickey, the charismatic traveling salesman whose raucous presence always ensures a grand good time. But when a newly sober Hickey blows in with a renewed outlook on life, his zealous attempts to fix the lives of his old friends lead to a series of events that are at once devastatingly comic and heartbreaking—and culminate with a revelation that threatens to shatter the tenuous illusions that fuel their lives. O'Neill's monumental drama is an unparalleled theatrical journey, "as corrosive as rotgut whiskey, as morbidly funny as a funeral gone amok, as hallucinatory as an alcohol-fueled excursion into purgatory" (Chicago Sun-Times).

 

 

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Artists

By EUGENE O'NEILL, Directed by ROBERT FALLS

Cast

PATRICK ANDREWS - Don Parritt
KATE ARRINGTON - Cora
BRIAN DENNEHY - Larry Slade
MARC GRAPEY - Chuck Morello
JAMES HARMS - Jimmy Tomorrow
JOHN HOOGENAKKER - WIllie Oban
SALVATORE INZERILLO - Rocky Pioggi
JOHN JUDD - Pete Wejoen
NATHAN LANE - Hickey
LOREN LAZERINE - Moran
LARRY NEUMANN JR. - Ed Mosher
STEPHEN OUIMETTE - Harry Hope
JOHN REEGER - Cecil Lewis
TARA SISSOM - Pearl
LEE STARK - Margie
JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON - Joe Mott
BRET TUOMI - Lieb
LEE WILKOF - Hugo Kalmar

Creative Team and Crew

KEVIN DEPINET - Scenic Design
MERRILY MURRAY-WALSH - Costume Design
NATASHA KATZ - Lighting Design
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Stage Manager
CLAIRE E. ZAWA - Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • ★★★1/2 (out of 4)

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "A series of sudden, breathtaking punches to the gut, with moments of piercing emotion"

    - The New York Times

  • "Space forbids me from giving full due to all of the worthy performances"

    - The New York Times

  • "No matter how far you have to go to get there, the place to be right now is Chicago"

    - The Wall Street Journal

  • "Extraordinary...a masterpiece"

    - The Wall Street Journal

  • "Mr. Lane gives a performance that will stay with you for as long as you live"

    - The Wall Street Journal

  • A "volcanic production"

    - Variety

  • Lane "brings out qualities in Hickey that perhaps no other actor could highlight as effectively"

    - Variety

  • "An intense ensemble of actors whose demons rage before you"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Epic"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Nathan Lane excels in Goodman's gorgeously dark The Iceman Cometh"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "Gorgeously realized, crystal clear [and] meticulously cast"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "Dennehy undertakes an evening-long struggle with himself that's riveting to watch"

    - Time Out Chicago

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