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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 […]
I first heard about Rohina Malik’s work when she wrote and performed her one-woman show, Unveiled, in which she played five distinct Muslim women discussing their choice to cover their heads—and the resulting discrimination they encountered, especially after 9/11. This play demonstrated Rohina’s ability to challenge stereotypes surrounding the Muslim community, of which she is […]
On Saturday, September 9, Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove sat down with Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls for a conversation about his life and work. Watch a recording of this great conversation. A View from the Bridge is now playing through October 15! Get tickets at GoodmanTheatre.org/View >>
Counted among the major cultural and historical touchstones of 1950s America are the rise of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), Marilyn Monroe’s ill-fated stardom and the premiere of ground-breaking new plays like The Crucible and A View From the Bridge. Remarkably, all of these events were affected, to one degree or another, by Arthur […]
Welcome to our new 2017/2018 Season. Among the Goodman’s artistic priorities is our desire to explore, reinvigorate and reimagine classic works for the stage, finding new resonance in plays from other eras. Arthur Miller is a playwright whose work is at once specific to his time and place (20th century America) and also universal, with […]