Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls: “I actually don’t think theater should be easy, it should be provocative and challenging”

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Justin Kaufmann and Robert Falls

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Robert Falls, the legendary artistic director at the Goodman Theatre, joins Justin to talk about his amazing career, celebrating  40 years being in Chicago and 30 years at the Goodman, the Chicago theater scene back in the late ’70’s, when he first became interested in directing plays, why he continues to work in Chicago, wanting to challenge audiences by being adventurous, how he puts together a season of plays, the importance of choosing art over commerce, the competitive nature of the Chicago theater community, how the city inspires him, the fire that damaged the Goodman Theatre sign last weekend and his current show with Rebecca Gilman at the Goodman, “Soup, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976.

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