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Why A View From the Bridge? A Note From the Artistic Director

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…

Test Your Knowledge of Eugene O’Neill

How much do you know about the life and plays of Eugene O'Neill, the father of American drama? Put your O'Neill savvy to the test, then come see his only comedy Ah, Wilderness!—now playing through July 23 only! Tickets → GoodmanTheatre.org/AhWilderness >>…

Ah, Wilderness! and Eugene O’Neill’s Nostalgia for a Time That Never Was

In 1906, America bustled along at the frenetic pace it had commenced a half century earlier when industrialism revamped its labor, leisure and communication. The Wright brothers patented their illustrious invention, Chicago began construction on its first freight delivery tunnel system and Dr. Lee Deforest debuted his vacuum tube, which formed the foundation for the…

Steve Scott: A Life in the Theater

The 2016/2017 Season concludes with Ah, Wilderness!, and marks a bittersweet moment for the Goodman Theatre family: director Steve Scott steps down from his long-held position as the theater’s Producer. Scott has called the Goodman his artistic home for nearly four decades, when he joined the staff as Director of Educational Programs. Other than a…

Eugene O’Neill and the Goodman

With acclaimed productions of The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey Into Night and more to his name, Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls has been hailed as one of the leading interpreters of Eugene O’Neill. The Goodman’s rich history with the “Father of American Drama” (1888-1953) spans most of the theater’s history. 1939 - O’Neill’s work…

Exploring the Wilderness: A Conversation with Director Steve Scott

A few weeks before rehearsals began for Ah, Wilderness!— playwright Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy—director Steve Scott sat down with Production Dramaturg Neena Arndt to share his insights on the play and its place within O’Neill’s canon. Neena Arndt: Tell me about your relationship with Eugene O’Neill’s work. How were you introduced to him, and why do his…