Monologuist Spalding Gray's latest work, Morning, Noon and Night, will rise at Chicago's Goodman Theatre on Sept. 7 and set one week later on Sept. 12.
In Gray's last autobiographical piece, It's a Slippery Slope, audiences listened with surprise as the actor-writer described leaving his longtime girlfriend Renee for a younger woman who was carrying his child. In Morning, Noon and Night, we meet family-man Gray, a Long Islander who lives with his wife and three children. In the storytelling tradition of Joyce's "Ulysses," the monologue covers the events of one day in Gray's life while he searches for meaning and substance in its traditional structure.
Gray previously presented Morning at P.S. 122. His other monologues include Swimming to Cambodia, Monster in a Box and Gray's Anatomy.
Morning, Noon and Night will arrive at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theatre Oct. 31, playing Sunday and Monday evenings -- the off-nights of the new Michael John LaChiusa musical, Marie Christine.
For information on the Chicago stint of Morning, Noon and Night call (312) 443-3800.