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Joe Turner's Come and Gone in Partnership with the Goodman Theatre

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ClassGraphic Join your OLLI community and Goodman’s Education and Engagement department for an enchanting evening of storytelling. This special event celebrates the captivating works of August Wilson by highlighting the art of storytelling through performance. The cherry on top? Select OLLI members will share their own stories to an exclusive audience at the Goodman Theatre’s Alice Education Center for Education and Engagement. Join us for an unforgettable night made possible by OLLI’s special partnership with the Goodman Theatre. Register early as seats are limited. If the event fills, we encourage you to place your name on the waitlist in hopes that we can obtain more discounted group tickets.

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.:
Optional dinner at a local restaurant with OLLI friends. Separate payment. 

6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.:
Storytelling Showcase by members of OLLI in the Walter Lab, at Goodman’s Education Center

7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.:
Evening performance of the play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Cost: $43. Includes:
•  one OLLI discounted ticket to the 7:30pm performance of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,
•  access to the OLLI Storytelling Showcase,
•  discounted parking (available via for the following lots:
– Government Center Self Park (GC) – 181 N. Clark
– Theatre District Self Park (TD) – 181 N. Dearborn

A journey of self-discovery leads to salvation in this major revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winner’s masterwork.
On the heels of Gem of the Ocean (2022), expert August Wilson interpreter Chuck Smith revives the second work in the famed American Century Cycle—one of Wilson’s best-loved, most compelling plays. Herald Loomis searches the country with his young daughter to find his estranged wife. But first, he must regain a sense of his own heritage and identity in this story of spiritual and emotional resurrection.
For more information about this play and the Goodman Theater, click here:

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Fri

Goodman Theater

MultipleInstructor :
1.Geneva Norman2.Roberta Cohen 



Please read:  Registration closes noon the day prior to the lecture. Shortly after registration closes all registrants will be sent a link to complete their registration and access the lecture. Please read full event description.



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/3/2024 - 5/3/2024 Weekly - Fri 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM Chicago, Goodman Theater  Map Roberta Cohen  ; Geneva Norman 
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