Artistic Director Robert Falls’ adaptation of An Enemy of the People is the latest in Goodman Theatre’s six-decade history of producing Henrik Ibsen and works inspired by the writer’s plays.
1953 David B. Itkin, director of the Goodman Memorial Theatre, helms a production of The Master Builder.
1962 Melvin Bernhardt directs Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, with Swedish screen star Signe Hasso in the titular role.
1973 Tormod Skagestad directs A Doll’s House with Tony Award winner and three-time nominee Carole Shelley (The Elephant Man, Billy Elliot) in the role of Nora.
1980 Former Goodman Artistic Director Gregory Mosher directs Arthur Miller’s adaptation of An Enemy of the People. Starring Academy Award nominee Paul Winfield, the production is widely considered the first high-profile inclusive casting in Chicago — a practice that involves hiring the best actor for the role, regardless of ethnicity, and one the Goodman continues today.
2005 Goodman Artistic Associate Rebecca Gilman adapts the story of A Doll’s House for contemporary times in Dollhouse, a world premiere directed by Robert Falls and set in
the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The production stars Maggie Siff as Nora, who shortly after would go on to acclaimed runs on TV’s Mad Men and Sons of Anarchy.
2018 Robert Falls presents his new production of An Enemy of the People.