March 11, 1985 Dear Mr. General Secretary, As you assume your new responsibilities, I would like to take the opportunity to underscore my hope that we can, in the months and years ahead, develop a more stable and constructive relationship between our two countries… Thus began President Ronald Reagan’s first letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, the […]
In 1985, after decades of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev assembled for a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. These men, representing two of the world’s superpowers, sat in cream-colored armchairs; once the photographers had captured the occasion on film, only interpreters were […]
RONALD WILSON REAGAN (1911 – 2004) Born in northern Illinois in the second decade of a new century, Ronald Reagan grew up in a poor family, his father an Irish Catholic traveling salesman. At age 11, he chose to be baptized a Protestant, his mother’s faith. Attending Eureka College, “Dutch” (as his father nicknamed him) was a […]
Goodman Theatre is excited to announce our first sensory-friendly performance in our 40th anniversary celebration of A Christmas Carol, Saturday, December 30 at 2pm. Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is intended for families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities. You can […]
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner both extended their congratulations to the Goodman as A Christmas Carol celebrates its 40th anniversary. Read their special notes to the cast and crew of A Christmas Carol below!
It was 1978: Grease was on the big screen, Jimmy Carter in the White House and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack topped the charts for 24 weeks. The world has certainly changed since A Christmas Carol premiered on the Goodman stage that year, yet the production has remained a Chicago standard. As Scrooge reflects on his own past, the Goodman is thrilled to look back over the past 40 years of A Christmas Carol.
Director Henry Wishcamper on Discussing A Christmas Carol with Children
Goodman Theatre Executive Director Reflects on 40 Years of Chicago’s Favorite Holiday Tradition
As I absorbed Yasmina’s Necklace, I was transported back nearly 50 years, to when my mother arrived at O’Hare Airport on June 9, 1969, with six small children. We were refugees of the Nigerian-Biafran War (July 1967–January 1970), here to reunite with my father, who had been studying abroad when the war broke out—separating he […]