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.
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.