"A true wonder"
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE

February 6 - March 20, 2016 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around Five and a half hours total (Four hours and 45 minutes plus three intermissions)

This epic adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s internationally acclaimed novel, named the “Best Book of 2008” by Time magazine and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, is a not-to-be-missed theatrical event.

A soaring adaptation of Chilean-born author Roberto Bolaño’s masterpiece, 2666 begins with a group of hapless European academics hot on the trail of an elusive author—a search that leads them into the dark heart of a Mexican border city where the murders of hundreds of women remain unsolved. This story gives way to a surprising, panoramic portrait of the 20th century that spans more than 100 years and jumps from Spain to Mexico to Germany and beyond, illuminating the power of literature to reflect and transform the world. An unflinching look at the nature of evil, 2666 is an ambitious new work unlike any other theatrical experience.

2666 contains adult language and descriptions of extreme sexual violence. It is recommended for mature audiences only.

 

 

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Artists

By ROBERTO BOLAÑO, Adapted and Directed by ROBERT FALLS and SETH BOCKLEY

Cast

CHARĺN ALVAREZ - Ensemble
JANET ULRICH BROOKS - Ensemble
YADIRA CORREA - Ensemble
SANDRA DELGADO - Ensemble
ALEJANDRA ESCALANTE - Ensemble
SEAN FORTUNATO - Ensemble
HENRY GODINEZ - Ensemble
LAWRENCE GRIMM - Ensemble
ERIC LYNCH - Ensemble
MARK L. MONTGOMERY - Ensemble
ADAM POSS - Ensemble
DEMETRIOS TROY - Ensemble
JUAN F. VILLA - Ensemble
JONATHAN WEIR - Ensemble
NICOLE WIESNER - Ensemble

Creative Team and Crew

WALT SPANGLER - Scenic Design
ANA KUZMANIC - Costume Design
AARON SPIVEY - Lighting Design
RICHARD WOODBURY - Sound Design
MIKHAIL FIKSEL - Sound Design
SHAWN SAGADY - Projection Design
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
ERICA SARTINI-COMBS - Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Stage Manager
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • "Combin[es] equal parts madness...magic..and luminous artistic genius"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "The most challenging and rewarding theatrical event currently happening in our city"

    - Newcity

  • "Proves...the Goodman is not only preeminent but a vital source of ideas on the evolution of theater as an art form"

    - Newcity

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