Kristen Martino
Scenic Designer

UPCOMING

The Great Gatsby
Sep
5
to Sep 22

The Great Gatsby

By Simon Levy
Based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Directed by: Kate Galvin

American Classic. Meet Jay Gatsby, literature’s man of mystery.

“A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel…This is indeed a grand GATSBY.” – London Free Press

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By the Bog of Cats
Sep
27
to Oct 5

By the Bog of Cats

Directed by Ansley Valentine

Loosly based on Euripides' tragedy Medea, this provocative drama set on the bleak ghostly landscape of the Bog of Cats discloses one woman's courageous attempts to pay claim to that which is hers, as her world is torn in two. Hester Swane, an Irish Traveller, attempts to come to terms with a lifetime of abandonment in a furious uncompromising tale of greed and betrayal, memory and self-sacrifice.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Oct
3
to Oct 13

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Directed by Lawrence Lesher

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share their childhood home and an inability to cope. Movie-star sister Masha supports them financially – but when she visits, bringing boy-toy Spike, old resentments flare up and she threatens to sell the house. The drama reaches a hysterical climax at a Snow-White- themed costume party. This absurd comedy about a bickering family puts the fun in dysfunctional!


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New Stages 2019
Oct
23
to Nov 10

New Stages 2019

Now in its 16th year, Goodman Theatre presents its New Stages Festival–an annual celebration and discovery of new work by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Since New Stages Festival's 2004 inception, more than 80 plays have been produced as a developmental production or staged reading.

Incendiary

BY DAVE HARRIS, DIRECTED BY MONTY COLE

October 23 - November 9

Tanya is determined to break her son out of death row—or die trying. She'll need guns. She'll need to get her hair done. She'll need to save her son; but at what cost? This explosive tragicomedy challenges notions of motherhood, justice and generational trauma. Recommended for mature audiences.

In the Sick Bay of the Santa Maria

BY RAJIV JOSEPH, DIRECTED BY ROBERT O'HARA

October 26 - November 10

It’s 1492, and the Santa Maria sets sail towards a dangerous New World. In the ship’s dank and diseased belly, a young man with visions of sea monsters and the voice of an angel seeks counsel from a grotesque old physician. But nothing can prepare them for the freedom and salvation—and the prison and damnation—that lies dead ahead. Recommended for mature audiences.

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Machinal
Nov
7
to Nov 16

Machinal

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Directed by Kristin Schoenback

Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 expressionist drama, inspired by the real-life case of accused criminal Ruth Snyder, tells the story of Young Woman who works as a stenographer in an industrial, male-dominated world. Societal, economic and domestic pressures seem to control her life. She must decide if she will accept her routine existence. Will she ever find human connection? To what lengths will she go to gain her freedom?

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It's a Wonderful Life
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

It's a Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry

No man is a failure who has friends.

You won’t want to miss this heartwarming American classic presented as a 1940’s radio show. This beloved story is enhanced with a lush soundscape performed by the actors live on stage. Bedford Falls and the Bailey Family have never sounded better than in this captivating retelling.  Bring your whole family to celebrate the holiday season.

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Plano
Feb
15
to Mar 26

Plano

Chicago Premiere
Presented as a part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series at the 1700 Theatre

By Will Arbery | Directed by Audrey Francis

Tonight, and later, and earlier, three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues: Isabel's got pains. Anne's got slugs. And Genevieve doesn't want to talk about hers. She just wants you to eat the damn hummus (she made it!). Fresh from its wildly successful Off-Broadway debut and remount, PLANO is “as funny as it is powerfully disturbing” (VULTURE) that TimeOut NY called “experimental theater perfection.” Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Audrey Francis returns to direct at First Floor Theater, where she previously co-directed FFT’s first production in 2012.

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