Feb 11 - Mar 13, 2022 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

In this world premiere, playwright Christina Anderson exquisitely evokes a story about justice, legacy, memory and the ultimate challenge of forgiveness.

Janice’s parents are prominent activists fighting for the integration of public swimming pools in 1960s Kansas. As injustice penetrates the warm bubble of her childhood, Janice grows apart from her family and starts a new life far away. When she receives a call asking her to speak at a ceremony honoring her father, she must decide whether she’s ready to reckon with her political inheritance and a past she has tried to forget.

A Co-Production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

  • Christina Anderson, Playwright

    Christina Anderson is a playwright, television writer, educator and creative. Her plays have appeared at Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Rep and other theaters in the United States and Canada. Awards and honors include: 2020 United States Artists Fellow, MacDowell Fellowship, Lily Awards Harper Lee Prize, Herb Alpert Award nomination, Barrymore Nomination and New Dramatists Residency. Her work has appeared multiple times on the annual Kilroy's List, an industry survey of notable new works by female playwrights. She is also the winner of the Lucille Lortel Fellowship. Christina’s plays include: How to Catch Creation; the ripple, the wave that carried me home; Man in Love; Pen/Man/Ship; The Ashes Under Gait City; and Blacktop Sky. She taught playwriting at Wesleyan University, Rutgers University, SUNY Purchase College, and served as the interim Head of Playwriting at Brown University. Anderson recently worked as a television staff writer on Edie Falco’s CBS drama, Tommy. Current projects include producing an album of instrumental hip hop music titled The Montage Flow and writing her first tv pilot, The Only Isaac.

    Playwright, Christina Anderson
  • Miranda Haymon, Director

    Miranda Haymon is a Princess Grace Award/Honoraria-winning director, writer, and curator. Off-Broadway credits include The Watering Hole (Signature Theatre). Additional credits include Really, Really Gorgeous (The Tank); In the Penal Colony (Next Door at NYTW, The Tank); Mondo Tragic (National Black Theater), Everybody (Sarah Lawrence College) and A Cakewalk (Garage Magazine and Gucci). Haymon is a resident director at Roundabout Theatre Company and The Tank, a New Georges affiliate artist, a Usual Suspect at NYTW, a Space on Ryder Farm creative resident, and member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and the Wingspace Mentorship Program.  mirandahaymon.com

    Miranda Haymon

2021/2022 Memberships

Packages are now available for our Homecoming Season

5 Play Classic Albert Membership 

Secure permanent seats for Gem of the Ocean and four more plays, starting at just $100!



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Join us for any of the following accessible performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour* and Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, March 12
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Friday, March 11 at 8pm

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Saturday, March 19 at 2pm

*Touch Tours for the 2021/2022 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

Season Overview

Welcome back to your home for theater, Goodman Theatre.

A thrilling line-up awaits as we return to stage and resume performances. The 2021/2022 Season reflects the artistic excellence that you love, and the commitment to our Chicago community that you expect. Come share the moments—together, in-person, once again—that inspire our collective humanity.