Performances of 2666, an epic story that spans 100 years over a five-hour, three intermission production, are set to begin Feb. 6, 2016, and continue through March 13. An official opening night is slated for Feb. 16.
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.
"We are privileged to collaborate with these artists—many of whom have played key roles in the process of developing 2666 over the years, so it’s particularly thrilling to work with them as we now realize the full production," commented Falls in a press statement. "For both Seth and me, 2666 has been a work of love, discovery and passion, and we are excited to begin rehearsals next week."
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.