Robert Falls' major revival of THE ICEMAN COMETH, O'Neill's towering portrait of hope and disillusionment, just opened on May 3 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The production is led by Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Nathan Lane as Theodore "Hickey" Hickman, the quintessential purveyor and slayer of pipe dreams. The 18-member cast is one of the largest ensembles to take the Goodman stage in recent years. Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy portrays one-time syndicalist-anarchist Larry Slade, joined by mix of local and out-of-town actors as the motley assortment of former soldiers of fortune, entrepreneurs, political dissidents and social outcasts in Harry Hope's saloon.
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Set in a flophouse in New York's Bowery, The Iceman Cometh is peopled with a microcosm of the world: a ragtag band of drunks and dreamers bound together both by dreams of the glories outside the saloon doors, and their excitement at the impending arrival of Theodore Hickman-"Hickey" to his friends-a gregarious salesman who is the biggest dreamer of them all. But when a newly-sober Hickey blows in with a renewed outlook on life, his zealous attempts to fix the lives of his old friends lead to a series of events that are at once devastatingly comic and heartbreaking-and a revelation that threatens to shatter the tenuous illusions that fuel their lives.
The Iceman Cometh runs through June 17; tickets ($61 - $133, subject to change) are on sale now; call 312.443.3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org.