Venue Details

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Goodman Theatre - The Albert
Between W Lake and W Randolph 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60601
312-443-3800
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Angie
Corner Bakery around the corner on Randolph for a quick inexpensive meal before the show.
Smokefall dining Oct 17 2014 star this tip starred
PatB
We took metra from suburbs. Walked up Adams to Elephant and Castle for dinner. Short walk to theater from there. $5cab ride back to train after show.
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KOH
27 events
15 reviews
3 stars
attended May 26 2007

The sets were nice but everything else about the show was terrible. It was really boring. I couldn't wait for it to be over.

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7 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 27 2007

A very imaginative and original production. Excellent acting. While the drama itself basically followed the original script, the integration with the Freudian interpratation made the drama more interesting and the presentation fascinating. ...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 19 2007

The play was great and the staging was flawless. The seats were great too.

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Website

http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?prod=53

Quotes & Highlights

“…Altogether riveting…" and “Highly Recommended.” —Chicago Sun-Times 

Description

We all know the story—or so we think—of a young man who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother. Sophocles’ monumental treatment of this theme has been a staple of world theater for more than 2,000 years. In this bold and provocative re-telling of the myth, Goodman Artistic Associate and Tony Award- winning director and adaptor Frank Galati reimagines Sophocles’ tragedy, fusing it with the words and ideas of Sigmund Freud-the man whose revolutionary theories crossed the boundaries of science by using the art of myth, metaphor and dream to bring meaning to the ultimate human drama.

About the Ticket Supplier: Goodman Theatre

Every season, the Goodman presents the work of an extraordinary group of artists. The theater is home to the Goodman Artistic Collective, a vibrant and diverse group of this country's most exciting directors, actors and writers; it's a laboratory that's nurtured the work of some of the most influential writers of our age; and it's the artistic home to many of this country's finest actors, directors and designers.