Showing posts with label 2666. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2666. Show all posts

Monday, March 14, 2016

Great Things at Goodman: Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker Opening and Last Call For 2666

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Spring is in the air and stellar shows are springing up all over town. The Goodman's got Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker opening this week, and the five and a half hour epic, 2666 is closing the 20th. Come ChiIL out at The Goodman Theatre, Chicago. 

*The Matchmaker is recommended for audiences age 12 and older.*

The Matchmaker returns to the city of its birth in a new production at Goodman Theatre directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. Cunning, crafty and thoroughly modern, Dolly Gallagher Levi knows a good catch when she sees one. So when the wealthy Horace Vandergelder hires her to find him a wife, Dolly doesn’t need to look far to find his perfect mate. The Matchmaker is an uproarious romp that reminds us to embrace the unexpected in our lives. Before the world fell in love with Hello, Dolly!, there was The Matchmaker.

March 5 - April 10, 2016 In the Albert 
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission

Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Dolly Gallagher Levi) and Chicago favorite and 3Arts Award winner Allen Gilmore (Horace Vandergelder) lead a diverse company of acclaimed talents and rising stars: Theo AllynBehzad Dabu Lawrence E. DiStasi, Marilyn Dodds FrankSydney GermaineMarc GrapeyAnita HollanderRonobir LahiriElizabeth LedoPostell Pringle and Ron E. Rains

*This production contains adult language and descriptions of extreme sexual violence. Recommended for mature audiences only.*

Got your tickets to see 2666 yet?! Must close March 20!

Don’t miss Robert Falls’ and Seth Bockley’s critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, which the Chicago Sun-Times calls “one of those landmark moments in Chicago theater history.” 

Proves... the Goodman is not only preeminent but a vital source of ideas on the evolution of theater as an art form”— NEWCITY
Extended by popular demand through March 20!

This epic adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s internationally acclaimed novel, named the “Best Book of 2008” by Time Magazine and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, is a not-to-be-missed theatrical event.

A soaring adaptation of Chilean-born author Roberto Bolaño’s masterpiece, 2666 begins with a group of hapless European academics hot on the trail of an elusive author—a search that leads them into the dark heart of a Mexican border city where the murders of hundreds of women remain unsolved. This story gives way to a surprising, panoramic portrait of the 20th century that spans more than 100 years and jumps from Spain to Mexico to Germany and beyond, illuminating the power of literature to reflect and transform the world. An unflinching look at the nature of evil, 2666is an ambitious new work unlike any other theatrical experience.

Limited seats remain. Buy now to secure your seat for this epic theatrical adventure before tickets sell out. 


The running time of 2666 is five and a half hours total (four hours and 45 minutes, plus three intermissions).

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