Although not precisely bas-relief, the symbolic forms around a Goodman Theatre, Blues poster have flat backs. (Dos plats are the French translations for flat backs.) Goodman Theatre is at 170 N. Dearborn Avenue in downtown, Chicago Ill. The symbolic forms around the Blues poster are on the southwest corner of Lake Street and Dearborn Avenue near Goodman Theatre’s, northeast corner.
I counted two columns with each column having five forms. The columns are on the left and right sides of a glass case that encloses the Blues poster. Eight of these forms look like vases or urns, but probably not Grecian urns. The two, human figures in these columns’ middles probably represent Goodman Theatre’s founders.
Inside the glass case, the Blues poster displays Expressionism Style art on the faces of two African Americans. The locomotive that begins in the poster’s, upper, left corner, is symbolic of a Pullman porter’s workplace. Appearing to travel down a piano keyboard, the locomotive is a metaphor of traveling with the Blues.
Pullman Porter Blues will be at the Goodman Theatre until Oct. 27, 2013. (This play falls into the performing arts category.) This play’s author is Cheryl L. West. Chuck Smith is the director. Persons, who are interesting in attending this performance, can call Goodman Theatre at 312-443-3800, or go to the Goodman Theatre website.