2666 began performances Feb. 6 and is scheduled to run through March 13. The story spans 100 years and is presented over a five-hour, three-intermission show.
The 15-member ensemble cast features Charin Alvarez, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Yadira Correa, Sandra Delgado, Alejandra Escalante, Sean Fortunato, Henry Godinez, Larry Grimm, Eric Lynch, Mark L. Montgomery, Adam Poss, Demetrios Troy, Juan Villa, Jonathan Weir and Nicole Wiesner.
Bolaño’s novel was named Time's "Best Book of 2008" and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. 2666, according to press notes, "begins with four European literary critics hot on the trail of the elusive German author Benno von Archimboldi—a search that leads them into the dark heart of the Mexican border city Santa Teresa, where the brutal murders of hundreds of women over the course of a decade remain unsolved. The story gives way to a panoramic portrait of the 20th century, including a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; and a police detective in love with an older woman."
The production's creative team includes designers Walt Spangler (sets), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Aaron Spivey (lights), Richard Woodbury and Mikhail Fiksel (sound) and Shawn Sagady (projections and video).
Tickets are available by visiting GoodmanTheatre.org, calling (312) 443-3800 or in person at the Box Office at 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.