Written by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Robert Falls

“Contains as many great performances as I’ve seen in a single show for years”

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

4 hours and 45 minutes, including 3 intermissions

The Iceman Cometh

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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