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Artistic Director Robert Falls has announced an update to Goodman Theatre’s 2019/2020 Season.
The Chicago premiere of “School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play” by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, originally scheduled for the Owen Theatre, will move into the 856-seat Albert Theatre with the Falls-directed revival of “Molly Sweeney” by Brian Friel, originally scheduled for the Albert Theatre, moving into the 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre.
Each production will now assume the dates originally announced for the other: “School Girls” now appears March 7 – April 12 and “Molly Sweeney” now appears March 27 – April 26.
“After working on ‘Molly Sweeney’ intensively over the past few months, I have come to realize that my production will be better suited for the more intimate space that our Owen Theatre provides,” comments Falls. “To accommodate this, we explored several options—including the possibility of moving ‘School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play’ from the Owen into the Albert. Fortunately, director Lili-Anne Brown met this idea with enthusiasm, and we are thrilled that Jocelyn Bioh’s exuberant new play—one of the greatest Off-Broadway triumphs of recent seasons—will now have an opportunity to enjoy a larger audience, including school groups.”
Click here to see the entire 19/20 Goodman Theatre season lineup.