Mar 29 - Apr 28, 2019 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Not everyone will go home a winner.

“Thrilling Chicago writer” (Chicago Tribune) Ike Holter concludes his acclaimed seven-play “Rightlynd Saga” by assembling his vibrant characters for a raucous theatrical bash. Long the matriarch of a quickly gentrifying neighborhood, Mallory invites the lonely residents, hardcore activists and starving artists of her block to what she hopes will go down as a legendary barbeque—thanks to a special surprise. But her mysterious plan to revitalize the community may be the very thing that tears it apart.

Centering on a fictitious Chicago ward, “The Rightlynd Saga” includes seven plays: Red Rex (on stage through March 16 at Steep Theatre), Rightlynd, Exit Strategy, Sender, Prowess, The Wolf at the End of the Block and his final work, Lottery Day.

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  • Ike Holter

    Ike Holter Playwright

  • Lili-Anne Brown

    Lili-Anne Brown Director

  • Aurora Adachi-Winter

    Aurora Adachi-Winter Toni

  • J. Nicole Brooks

    J. Nicole Brooks Mallory

  • Sydney Charles

    Sydney Charles Zora

  • McKenzie Chinn

    McKenzie Chinn Cassandra

  • Robert Cornelius

    Robert Cornelius Robinson

  • James Vincent Meredith

    James Vincent Meredith Avery

  • Tommy Rivera-Vega

    Tommy Rivera-Vega Ezekiel

  • Michele Vazquez

    Michele Vazquez Vivien

  • Tony Santiago

    Tony Santiago Nunley

  • Pat Whalen

    Pat Whalen Ricky

  • Arnel Sancianco

    Arnel Sancianco Set Design

  • Samantha C. Jones

    Samantha C. Jones Costume Design

  • Jason Lynch

    Jason Lynch Lighting Design

  • Andre J. Pluess

    Andre J. Pluess Sound Design

  • Adam Belcuore

    Adam Belcuore Casting

  • Nikki Blue

    Nikki Blue Production Stage Manager

Talks & Events
  • Artist Encounter: Lottery Day

    Artist Encounter: Lottery Day

    Friday, April 5 at 6pm

    Join Lottery Day artists in a pre-show reception with a glass of wine and light appetizers as they discuss bringing this world premiere to the stage. Afterwards, enjoy a performance of Lottery Day. Tickets are $35 and include the pre-show reception, Artist Encounter discussion and performance ticket.


  • Lottery Day Scene Night

    Lottery Day Scene Night

    Young Professionals Event
    Wednesday, April 10

    Join the Scenemakers Board to network and mingle with other young professionals at Catch 35 for a special fundraiser with a pre-show reception featuring live jazz before a performance of Ike Holter's Lottery Day.


  • Drinks & Discussion Events

    Drinks & Discussion Events

    Throughout the run

    Enhance your theater-going experience with one of our Drinks & Discussion Series events! Stay after select performances for a Post-Show Discussion and a complimentary glass of wine, or enjoy an Artist Encounter event.


Recommended Reads
  • Lili-Anne Brown and Ike Holter on Their Upcoming Collab at the Goodman, "Lottery Day"

    From Michigan Avenue's Hilary Brown

    "For playwright Ike Holter and director Lili-Anne Brown, it's as honest as it gets. That authenticity comes full circle on March 29 at the Goodman, as the power duo present their first world-premiere production, Lottery Day. The culminating chapter of Holter's seven-play series melds superhero saga with raw Chicago neighborhood grit, a modern-day noir set in the unlikely confines of a backyard barbecue in Chicago's mythical 51st ward ("The Avengers for theater," says Brown)."



Join us for any of the following accessible performances.

The Goodman is proud to offer an inclusive range of programs that help make performances accessible to all audiences, including enhanced performances, accessible seating, braille and large print programs, complimentary Assistive Listening Devices and complimentary tickets for Personal Care Assistants and professional caregivers.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour and Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, April 21
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

Reservations for the touch tour are available at check-out for no additional charge. For more information, please call the Box Office or email

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Saturday, April 27 at 2pm

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, April 28 at 2pm


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