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Goodman Announces 2005-6 Season

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on May 3, 2005 4:05PM

2005_05_03_goodman.jpgThe Goodman Theatre (that's r-e 'cause they're fancy) has announced their 2005-6 season.

In the Albert will be the musical Purlie, based on the play Purlie Victorious by the late Ossie Davis; Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Mary Zimmerman; 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist The Clean House; and The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, from Regina Taylor, the director of last year's sensation Crowns. In the Owen, it's Stephen Lang's one-man show Beyond Glory and Crumbs from the Table of Joy from Chuck Smith who impressed Chicagoist with his directorial work on Proof last year.

And holy f**king sh*t, it's a David Mamet Festival! Chicago's own Tony-nominated writer will be celebrated with the hit show A Life in the Theatre as well as his newest work, Romance; a series of his one-act plays; and The Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock, which is touted as a family play. We've never seen it so we're having a hard time getting our heads around the idea that the man who wrote the line "I want you to stuff his arms up his ass" is writing for the kids now too. Former theater critic Richard Christansen will also host A Conversation with David Mamet, one of several planned special events.

If you've been looking for an excuse to subscribe, subscriptions for the Albert are now as low as $90 and prices for the three Owen productions are as low as $45.