Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Goodman Goes Global

The Goodman Theater in Chicago will share the spotlight next year during their Eugene O’Neill Festival. Toneelgroep Amsterdam of the Netherlands and the Companhia Triptal of Brazil will join the Wooster Group as part of a three month celebration of O’Neill’s work. In addition to the previous announced Goodman production of Desire Under the Elms, starring Brian Dennehy, Toneelgroep Amsterdam will present their mix-media version of Mourning Becomes Electra directed by Ivo van Hove, and Companhia Triptal will produce three out of the four sea plays directed by Andre Garolli, while the Wooster Group remounts their Emperor Jones, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte and starring Kate Valk as the African-American title role. Continuing on the O’Neill trend, Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls will also direct Brian Dennehy this summer at the Stratford Festival of Canada in a new production of Hughie.

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