About the Plays

In Pamplona—named for the storied Spanish town that is home to the annual running of the bulls at the Festival of San Fernín—we meet Ernest Hemingway in what will turn out to be the final year of his life. He recently turned 60—an event that Mary, his fourth wife and ultimately his widow, marked with […]

About the Plays

Literary great—and Chicagoland native son—Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) traversed the world, reporting on both World Wars in Europe, taking residence in Cuba, exploring Africa and much more. 1899 – Ernest Miller Hem-ingway is born in Oak Park, IL—the second of six children of Dr. Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, a physician and outdoorsman, and Grace Hall […]

Community Engagement

Goodman Theatre’s Scenemakers Board offers young professionals the unique opportunity to experience theater from the inside out. By taking a significant role in funding and supporting new work and education programs at the Goodman, members attend groundbreaking plays, engage with actors and direc-tors behind the scenes and inspire the next generation of theatergoers. Below, Scenemakers […]

About the Plays

The ritual of the bullfight—“la corrida de toros” or “running of the bulls”— is one of the longest standing traditions in Spain. While its exact origins are unknown, bullfighting remains a tradition unique to the country, and one that symbolizes the dichotomy between human civilization (as represented by the matador) and nature (as represented by […]