Taylor's Magnolia Confirmed for Goodman Season

News   Taylor's Magnolia Confirmed for Goodman Season
Chicago's Goodman Theatre has added Regina Taylor's Magnolia to its upcoming season. The new work is scheduled to debut in March 2009.

Taylor, a Goodman Distinguished Artistic Associate, has set Magnolia in 1961 Atlanta at the beginning of desegregation. Prior to its Goodman bow, the work will receive further development at the Eugene O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference this summer.

Casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.

The Goodman season will also include Rebecca Gilman's The Crowd You're in With, directed by Wendy C. Goldberg; Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll staged by Charles Newell; Turn of the Century by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, directed by Tommy Tune; Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey; Yohen by Philip Kan Gotanda, directed by Steve Scott; Ghostwritten by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Lisa Portes; and Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Robert Falls and featuring Brian Dennehy, as part of a Eugene O'Neill celebration. One additional production remains to be announced.

Taylor has penned Crowns, Drowning Crow, A Night in Tunisia, Oo-Bla-Dee and The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove. Her work as an actress includes the Broadway productions of As You Like It, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.

For more information visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

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