New Works by Rebecca Gilman, Noah Haidle, Seth Bockley on Goodman's 2013-14 Slate, Plus Brigadoon and The White Snake
By Kenneth Jones
The Goodman Theatre in Chicago announced three world premieres for its 2013-14 season, including Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls; Smokefall by Noah Haidle, a Goodman commission directed by Anne Kauffman in a world-premiere co-production with South Coast Repertory; and Ask Aunt Susan, Seth Bockley's Goodman commission, directed by Henry Wishcamper.
The full season schedule, announced Feb. 27, also features the previously revealed revised revival of the 1947 Lerner and Loewe musical Brigadoon, directed by Rachel Rockwell, plus the Chicago premieres of David Ives' sex-and-power play Venus in Fur, directed by Joanie Schultz; Cheryl L. West's Pullman Porter Blues, about Depression-era African-American train employees on the line between Chicago and New Orleans, directed by Chuck Smith; The White Snake, adapted and directed by Metamorphoses Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman from a Chinese fable; and Tracey Scott Wilson's Buzzer, a look at race and class, directed by Jessica Thebus.
The annual New Stages series will include at least two workshop productions plus three staged readings of plays in development by Latino writers, Dec. 7-22, in the Owen Theatre. The annual production of A Christmas Carol will also return.
Here's a look at the three world premieres planned by the Goodman:
Ask Aunt Susan
For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org.
Goodman Theatre's two-theatre complex is on North Dearborn Street. Founded in 1925, Chicago's oldest and largest not-for-profit resident theatre is currently under the leadership of artistic director Robert Falls and executive director Roche Schulfer.
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