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Soups Stews and Casseroles: 1976

Robert Falls Discusses Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 on WGN Radio

Last Friday night, Artistic Director Robert Falls chatted with Justin Kaufmann at WGN Radio about the current production of Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 and his three decades-long career at the Goodman. Listen to the interview. >> Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 plays through June 19. To learn more, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups.…

A Set Designer’s Perspective

In Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, the fate of a Wisconsin cheese factory comes into question after it is acquired by a larger food conglomerate. The majority of conversations about its future, however, take place not within the factory, but at the kitchen table of employee Kim Durst and his family. As playwright Rebecca Gilman…

Why Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976?

The past four decades have seen massive changes in American commerce, some of which are evident to all of us every day. Your call to customer service, once attended to by a local representative, may now be answered by someone in Phoenix or Mumbai; the mom-and-pop coffee shop that you patronized every morning may now…

A Conversation with Playwright Rebecca Gilman

In Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, playwright Rebecca Gilman depicts a family in a small Wisconsin town who, along with their surrounding community, are forever altered when a food conglomerate buys their local cheese factory. A few weeks before rehearsals began for Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, Gilman spoke with the production’s dramaturg, Neena Arndt,…

Parental Guidance: Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 Actor Cliff Chamberlain Takes on Fatherly Duties On Stage and Off

Family is certainly on actor Cliff Chamberlain’s mind at the moment. At the first day of rehearsals for Rebecca Gilman’s newest play, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, Chamberlain and his co-stars gathered for their first read-through of the script, which focuses on the economic woes of a tight-knit Wisconsin household. But earlier that week in…

Who Made My Cheese?: A Brief History of Dairy in Wisconsin

When the world’s glaciers receded after the last glacial period, they left in their wake the fertile farmland that would someday become known as Wisconsin. Millennia later, settlers from Switzerland and Germany congregated in the area, attracted by its agricultural similarities to their homelands. Most grew wheat at first, but within a few decades, insects,…