Deirdre O’Connell plays to title role in the world premiere of Lucas Hnath’s “Dana H.” to open the season at Goodman Theatre.
Fourth in a series of season previews: Two world premieres cap wide-ranging fare from Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet to Roe vs. Wade.
By Lawrence B. Johnson
It wasn’t exactly planned that way, says Goodman Theatre managing producer Adam Belcuore, but when all the pieces were in place for 2019-20, the company had settled on a season dominated by women and women’s issues.
“Whether consciously or unconsciously, we arrived at a female-centric season,” says Belcuore. “Most of our plays are about women or written by women. We’re always looking to achieve gender parity, and these plays represent the work that’s speaking to us. When we look at our culture today and the #metoo movement, I think it’s fair to say our season reflects the world we’re living in.” Read the full story »