Carla will be appearing in Desire Under the Elms.
Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls and renowned actor Brian Dennehy bring their artistic partnership to new heights with Eugene O’Neill’s haunting drama, Desire Under the Elms—marking their fifth collaboration on O’Neill’s work over two decades. Falls’ cast includes stage and screen stars Carla Gugino (Entourage, Spy Kids, Sin City) Pablo Schreiber (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Awake and Sing!), Boris McGiver (The Wire) and Daniel Stewart Sherman (Broadway’s Cyrano de Bergerac). The centerpiece production of Goodman Theatre’s two-month “A Global Exploration: Eugene O’Neill in the 21st Century,” Desire Under the Elms appears January 17 – February 22 in the Goodman’s 856-seat Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 – 82.
“Desire Under the Elms is iconic. A highly passionate, shocking drama of three people tangled in lust and loathing, it’s the first great tragedy from the writer who I consider to be the American Shakespeare—our country’s greatest and most influential playwright,” said Director Robert Falls. “It was necessary for me to reinterpret this play with my longtime collaborator Brian Dennehy—who is considered by many to be one of the great O’Neill interpreters in the world—with two actors of remarkable depth and substance, Carla Gugino and Pablo Schreiber, to complete the devastating love triangle.”
Desire Under the Elms will be performed in one act, spanning 100 minutes with no intermission. Falls reassembles the design team from his 2006 critical and popular hit King Lear, including Walt Spangler (Set Design), Ana Kuzmanic (Costume Design), Michael Philippi (Lighting Design) and Richard Woodbury (Original Music and Sound Design).