Venue Details

131 Star Starred
Goodman Theatre - The Albert
Between W Lake and W Randolph 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60601
312-443-3800
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Member Tips

Michelle H.
Near the Brown and Red lines.
info Apr 06 2010 star this tip starred
Michelle H.
Petterino's is right next door, and there are lots of other (cheaper, faster) options nearby.
info Apr 06 2010 star this tip starred

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attended Apr 01 2010

The sets were tremendous. The ending was abrupt.

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Website

http://www.explorethegoodman.org/#show3?id=sub1

Description


The devastating Johnstown Flood of 1889 serves as the backdrop for this provocative world premiere by Rebecca Gilman. Baxter Theatre Troupe—comprised of siblings James, Richard and Fanny—has been summoned to perform at an exclusive resort next to a beautiful man-made lake in the Pennsylvania mountains. Although the troupe’s repertoire consists of the romantic trifles typical of the era, James envisions a different kind of play, exposing the true struggles of common people. When a violent rainstorm compromises the lake’s shoddily constructed dam, the resulting disaster lays bare the tragic inequities of the rigid class system—and paves the way for a seismic change in both theater and society.

Rebecca Gilman’s plays include The Crowd You’re In With, Dollhouse, Spinning Into Butter, Boy Gets Girl, Blue Surge, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Glory of Living. Her plays have been produced at Goodman Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club and Manhattan Class Company. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Prince Prize for Commissioning New Work, The Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, The Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright and The George Devine Award. Ms. Gilman was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Glory of Living. Ms. Gilman is an assistant professor of playwriting and screenwriting in the MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program at Northwestern University.


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.