The Iceman Cometh OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    April 21, 2012
    Closing:
    June 17, 2012

    Theater: Goodman Theatre / 170 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, 60601

    Synopsis: 

    Welcome to Harry Hope's saloon, home to a ragtag band of drunks and dreamers who today celebrate the arrival of Hickey, the charismatic traveling salesman whose raucous presence always ensures a grand good time. 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 culminate with a revelation that threatens to shatter the tenuous illusions that fuel their lives.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Iceman Cometh

    Pipe Dreams and Scythe Dreams: Begging Drinks in Hell’s Anteroom

    Charles Isherwood

    May 4, 2012: In the muddy darkness that blankets the stage in the opening minutes of “The Iceman Cometh” at the Goodman Theater here, human forms seem to be slumped on battered chairs and tables in the back room of a dingy saloon. Curled or contorted into lifeless poses, they resemble slumbering animals, some starved to the bone, others bloated and sluggish.

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