2013/2014 Playwrights Unit
Since September, the Playwrights Unit has been meeting twice a month with members of the Goodman's artistic staff to read and engage with each other's work as part of the 2013/2014 Goodman Playwrights Unit. Out of this process, each writer has completed a brand new play, and this summer audiences will have a chance to hear these works, read by some of Chicago's most talented actors.
Tickets are free, but reservations are required.
By Anne Garcia Romero | Directed by Erica Weiss
July 10, 2014 | 7:30pm
Mary Peabody Mann is the widow of 19th century American education reformer Horace Mann. In the aftermath of her husband’s death, Mary hopes to carry on his work by translating a book by Domingo Sarmiento, a brilliant and attractive intellectual and admirer of Mann’s ideas. As she gets deeper into her relationship with Domingo, Mary struggles to make herself heard. She espouses the ideals of gender equality, but is she ready to stand up to the men in her life? Crackling with wit, Mary Domingo
follows one woman’s struggle to find her own voice—in English, Spanish, or both. Reserve tickets
By Andrew Hinderaker | Directed by Halena Kays
July 11, 2014 | 7:30pm SOLD OUT
A good magician is always in control of his show. But the rest of his life might be a little messier. In The Magic Play,
Andrew Hinderaker creates a world in which magic and real life collide—and the result is a theatrical event that’s equal parts affecting and astonishing. SOLD OUT
By Mickle Maher | Directed by Jimmy McDermott
July 12, 2014 | 7:30pm
, by celebrated Chicago playwright Mickle Maher, posits a world in which the Internet has been decimated, and humans have lost almost all communication skills. Into this dystopian future comes Carol, an ordinary woman made extraordinary by her ability to speak relatively clearly. Carol longs for the glory days of social media—but will she find human connection in the wreckage of the web? Part sci-fi thriller, part meditation on loneliness, After
examines the world we live in by showing us the world we’re hurtling towards. SOLD OUT