OUR NEXT THEATRE THURSDAY EVENT:
Theatre Thursday attendees are invited to a pre-show reception in the Alice Center at Goodman Theatre on Thursday, January 24 at 6:00pm. Join for appetizers, drinks and an artistic conversation about bringing How to Catch Creation to life on stage. Tickets are $30 with code THTH and can be purchased online at GoodmanTheatre.org/Creation or call 312-443-3800.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Four artists and intellectuals in San Francisco struggle to nurture creative impulse and establish legacy—in both their professional and personal lives. When one discovers the works of a black queer feminist writer from a bygone era, their lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways.
Gabriela is an Argentine concert cellist living in Chicago with her American husband and adjusting to life as a new mom. Life is good until a visit from two strangers upends everything. Walker’s play, about the devastating repercussions of Argentina’s military dictatorship from 1976-1983, asks how one goes on after discovering their life is a lie. Does the restoration of truth bring freedom or suffering? Is it possible to integrate two identities into one life? The Abuelas explores these questions as well as the heart’s capacity for forgiveness even in the face of the harshest betrayal.
As a family gathers for dinner, a mysterious envelope arrives: the ultimate dinner guest will soon ring their doorbell. As they scramble to welcome a visitor of cosmic proportion, ancient fissures open wide. Will this nuclear family explode? Kareem Bandealy unleashes this existential dark comedy, directed by Heidi Stillman.
The House brings to life the classic fairy tale of a wooden boy who wishes to become real. Funny, imaginative, and moving, Pinocchio explores how the lies we tell ourselves hurt those we love.
Fast Food Chain follows a brother and sister as they wrestle with the pressure of poverty and food insecurity in Chicago. They struggle to make it on their own until one day they discover a garden in the unlikeliest of places. It’s an adventure into the magical realism of African folktale, showcasing the power of community and storytelling in combating social issues.
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