Make-A-Wish Night

STARTS 12/14/2012 In the Albert
Tickets Required

Make-A-Wish Walk-On Performance
Featuring Scottie Pippen and La'Ren Kimble

Friday, December 14 at 8pm


   Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls

Goodman Theatre makes a slam dunk! Chicago Bulls superstar Scottie Pippen and 7-year-old La’Ren Kimble, a young beneficiary of Make-A-Wish Illinois, will together appear in walk-on roles in A Christmas Carol on Friday, December 14 at 8pm. This event marks the sixth year that the Goodman and Make-A-Wish Illinois have joined forces to brighten the life of child battling a life-threatening medical condition. Pippen and Kimble don costumes tailored especially for them and make their “Goodman Theatre debut” in select scenes of the 35th anniversary production of Chicago’s favorite holiday tradition, directed by Steve Scott. 

“I’m excited to step on a different stage of sorts and look forward to being part of what has been a Chicago holiday tradition for so many years,” said Scottie Pippen, Special Advisor to the President and C.O.O. of the Chicago Bulls. “But what’s most important for me is being able to work alongside my co-star, La’Ren, and Make-A-Wish Illinois. I hear La’Ren is an aspiring actress and I’ll do my best to make her and the cast of A Christmas Carol proud.”

 La'Ren Kimble, Make-A-Wish  

Seven-year-old La’Ren Kimble (Rockford), diagnosed with a Wilm’s Tumor in 2007, loves being in the limelight and dreams about acting—whether on stage or on film someday. “For a wish child, the opportunity to appear onstage in A Christmas Carol is a wonderful moment that allows them to experience the joy of the holiday season with the entire community,” said Stephanie Springs, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Illinois. “Together with the Goodman and Chicago Bulls, we are creating an amazing experience that will help brighten her spirits.”

Join us for this special evening as La'Ren and Scottie maker their Goodman debut!