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THE ICEMAN COMETH
Back to Goodman, that is. In 1990, when the theatre last staged Eugene O’Neill’s tale of delusions deferred, Brian Dennehy starred as the play’s whippersnapper. This time, he’s the elder statesman (or rather, philosophizing drunk), with Nathan Lane in the younger man’s shoes. Goodman’s on-site O’Neill expert, Robert Falls, directs the two Tony winners.
4/21–6/10 If you missed Dennehy in the theatre’s 1992 staging of this barroom drama, now’s your chance to see the O’Neill specialist have at it again. As for the role of Theodore Hickey? Lane takes his turn playing the reformed drunk, whose abstinence becomes tragic. $53–$119. Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn. goodmantheatre.org.
Photography: (Dennehy) Courtesy of Goodman Theatre; (Lane) Michael Sofronski