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Goodman Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Rogelio Martinez’s BLIND DATE directed by Artistic Director Robert Falls.
The production features Rob Riley (Ronald Reagan), Deanna Dunagan (Nancy Reagan), William Dick (Mikhail Gorbachev), Mary Beth Fisher (Raisa Gorbachev), Jim Ortlieb (George Shultz), Steve Pickering (Eduard Shevardnadze), and Thomas J. Cox (Edmund Morris). The ensemble includes Torrey Hanson, Gregory Linington and Michael Milligan.
The Creative Team includes Riccardo Hernandez (Set Designer), Amy Clark (Costume Designer), Aaron Spivey (Lighting Designer) and Richard Woodbury (Sound Designer).
“More than three decades after the Geneva Summit, Rogelio Martinez’s provocative, surprising BLIND DATE unites two of the late 20th century’s most towering historical figures in ways that reflect the mystery and significance of these events when they first unfolded—yet allow us to keenly assess them from a modern perspective,” says Falls. “I’m thrilled to work with our brilliant cast on this final play in Rogelio’s Cold War Era trilogy—in which he brings his observant intellect and biting sense of humor to subjects not necessarily primed for laughs. The play is at once a thoughtful investigation of history and a witty, timeless examination of human nature.”
Blind Date runs January 20 – February 25. For more information visit goodmantheatre.org.