PHOTO CALL: Re-Imagined Camino Real, With André De Shields, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre

News   PHOTO CALL: Re-Imagined Camino Real, With André De Shields, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre
The Goodman Theatre presents Tennessee Williams' Camino Real in a re-imagined adaptation by Calixto Bieito and Marc Rosich, at Goodman's Albert Theatre.

The cast includes David Darlow as Jacques Casanova, Matt DeCaro as Gutman, Tony Award nominee Andre De Shields (The Full Monty) as Baron De Charlus, Marilyn Dodds Frank as Marguerite Gautier, Carolyn Ann Hoerdemann as The Gypsy, Antwayn Hopper (Hair) as Kilroy, Travis A. Knight as The Survivor/Abdullah, Monica Lopez as Esmeralda, Michael Medeiros as The Dreamer, Mark L. Montgomery as Lord Byron, Jonno Roberts as Lobo, Barbara E. Robertson as Rosita and Jacqueline Williams as La Madrecita De Los Perdidos.

According to Goodman, "The phrase 'camino real' translates from Spanish as 'royal road' — but in Williams' play it represents a dead end. Camino Real places familiar characters from literature — such as Don Quixote (Medeiros), Casanova (Darlow) and Lord Byron (Montgomery) — in a mythical town in an unspecificed Latin American country where the 'spring of humanity has gone dry.' These literary characters are joined by characters who are products of Williams' imagination, such as a freaky faction of 'streetcleaners' whose job is to remove corpses from the streets, and an enigmatic gypsy (Hoerdemann). When Kilroy (Hopper), an American traveler and former boxer inadvertently lands in Camino Real, he sets off on a venture through illusion and temptation in an attempt to flee its confines — and defy his grim destiny."

Here's a look at the production:


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