Keith Reddin's latest comedy/drama, All The Rage, will have its world premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, May 2-June 7. Starring in the ironic piece will be Reddin veterans Leslie Lyles and Steve Pickering. Here's how the Goodman's press release describes the action: "From the opening salvo as Warren is arrested for shooting his business partner -- who may or may not have been sleeping with Warren's wife -- to the final blast from Sidney, the ultraviolent brother of the teenage temptress Annabel, Reddin takes no prisoners in All The Rage, his eyes wide open look at America's most dangerous enemy -- fear itself."
Raging on the Goodman stage will be Lyles (who appeared in Reddin's Brutality Of Fact at the Goodman Studio in 1994), Pickering (artistic director of IL's Next Theatre), Steppenwolf ensemble member Robert Breuler, Goodman veteran Del Close, and Lara Phillips, Darryl Alan Reed, Tim Edward Rhoze, Marc Vann and Andrew White.
Designing Rage will be Linda Buchanan (sets), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costumes), Pat Collins (lighting), and Michael Bodeen & Rob Milburn (music/sound). Susan V. Booth serves as dramaturg.
Other works by Reddin include Life And Limb (1983), Rum And Coke (1985), Life During Wartime (1990) and a 1993 adaptation of Bulgakov's Black Snow.
For tickets ($26-$39) and information on All The Rage at the Goodman Theatre on South Columbus Drive in Chicago, call (312) 443-3820.
--By David Lefkowitz