In celebration and anticipation of the Chicago premiere of Pullman Porter Blues—Cheryl L. West’s play about three generations of African American Pullman porters—Goodman Theatre will enhance the production with entertaining and enlightening special events, including:
THE DINNER PARTY
Host Elysabeth Alfano welcomes Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls, Chicago Fire and Sex and the City star David Eigenberg, and Second City comedian Katie Rich over dinner from Chef Jason Vince of Nightwood as the cast of Pullman Porter Blues performs on Monday, September 16 at City Winery. Tickets are $40 at FearNoArtChicago.com.
BLUES AND BREWS
Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served while live music is played before the performance of Pullman Porter Blues on Thursday, September 19 at Goodman Theatre. The $49 fee includes both the pre-play event as well as the performance when patrons use the promo code “PORTER”.
A discussion with playwright Cheryl L. West, director Chuck Smith and music director Jmichael takes place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 at Goodman Theatre. This dialogue is free for subscribers, donors and students; and $5 for the general public. Reservations are required at 312-443-3800.
PRE- AND POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS
Theater-goers are invited to arrive early or stay late for free discussions about the play with members of the artistic team at Goodman Theatre on specified dates. Pre-show (7 p.m.): Sep 27, Oct 4, 11 and 18; post-show: Sep 18, 19, 25, 26, Oct 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.
MONDAY NIGHT LIVE
Host Denise McGowan welcomes the cast of Pullman Porter Blues to this weekly open-mic showcase at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 30, at Petterino’s. Admission is free and a prix-fixe menu is available.
For more information on these events and the play itself, visit GoodmanTheatre.org.