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Theater 2015-16: ‘Disgraced,’ 4 world premieres accent a many-splendored season at Goodman

Sep 7, 2015 – 6:03 pm
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11th in a series of season previews

Role Playing: Mary Beth Fisher embraces both hope, despair of social worker in ‘Luna Gale’

Feb 18, 2014 – 4:08 pm
Actor Mary Beth Fisher

Interview: Mary Beth Fisher, who portrays the empathic, long-experienced and raggedly weathered social worker Caroline in Rebecca Gilman’s new play “Luna Gale” at Goodman Theatre, says every performance has been an interactive encounter with the audience.

‘Luna Gale’ at Goodman: Groping for answers when parents are children and milk is meth

Jan 31, 2014 – 10:10 am
Mary Beth Fisher and Erik Hellman in Goodman Theatre production of 'Luna Gale' by Rebecca Gilman, 2014 (Liz Lauren)

Review: Caroline is a social worker whose job it is to rescue neglected and abused children and find decent homes for them. She goes about her task seriously – one of her former charges gently rebukes her for being “always on topic.” In Rebecca Gilman’s radiant and disturbing new play “Luna Gale,” now in an electric world premiere run at Goodman Theatre, Caroline comes to her melancholy topic with a full heart as well as her own imperfect history. ★★★★★

‘Boy Gets Girl’ at Raven: She says sayonara, his bouquets turn to blood-curdling threats

Feb 18, 2013 – 3:53 pm
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Review: ★★★★

The New Season: Raven Theatre cuts fresh loaf of Americana with Odets’ ‘Big Knife’

Aug 11, 2012 – 6:33 pm
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Sixth in a series of season previews: Technically, it may not be a Chicago premiere, but Clifford Odets’ “The Big Knife,” which opens Raven Theatre’s 30th anniversary season, would be a rarity on any stage and artistic director Michael Menendian is eager to revive this sober tale of glitzy Hollywood’s dark side.