Frank's Home, now playing at the Goodman Theatre

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erin
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Frank's Home, now playing at the Goodman Theatre

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Don't miss Frank
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Searched for Frank's Home on goodman Theater site and could not get information. Please tell us about the play, playwrit and performance company. Thanks

erin
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Franks Home tickets are available via the internet at www.goodmantheatre.org or by phone at 312.443.3800. The show is being directed by Goodman Artistic Director and Tony Award Winner Robert Falls.



Franks Home takes place in the summer of 1923. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright has recently left Chicago for California, determined to embrace Hollywood's youthful zest and mend broken relationships with his adult children.



He has recently completed his latest "wonder of the world"-Tokyo's Imperial Hotel-and is poised to settle down and embrace his new home. But his splintered family still holds deep-seeded resentments. Then news arrives of an earthquake in Japan that has leveled his prized hotel. Or has it? A stunning new play from one of America's best contemporary playwrights, Frank's Home is a lyrical, heartbreaking story about one of our greatest, if less than perfect, visionaries-a man who created a new architectural vocabulary but couldn't create a home for himself and his family.



Starring Peter Weller, Chris Henry Coffey, Holley Fain, Mary Beth Fisher, Maggie Siff, Jeremy Strong, Jay Whitaker and Harris Yulin.
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A Wright Homeowner
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Great show!

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Just saw the show last night. Wow! A compelling presentation of a most amazing script. Strong performances by all actors (my personal favorite being Harris Yulin's Louis Sullivan, with Peter Weller's Frank and Jay Whittaker's Lloyd tying for second...)



I was most impressed by author Richard Nelson's economy and mastery of words. While not addressing the origins of Wright's architectural genius, Nelson's ability to present as much as he did about Wright's known character and effect on others (especially Lloyd, Catherine and Louis Sullivan) in under 2 hours is award-worthy.



Rave reviews appear in the Tempo section of today's Chicago Tribune. The show was so good and has such a short run (ends before Christmas) that, if you're in the Chicago area, I'd recommend making the time for this one.

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My wife and I saw the play tonight. We both enjoyed it. FLW's well known character flaws were overstated as expected. The acting and script were all excellent. For a FLW enthusiast I would put this show in the Highly Recommended Category.
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