By Jim McGrath | Directed by Robert Falls
May 19 – June 18, 2017
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Stacy Keach stars as Ernest Hemingway in Pamplona, a new drama about one of history’s most charismatic and complex literary legends, directed by Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls.
After the prize comes the pressure. Basking in the glory of career-defining awards—the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and the coveted Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954—legendary writer Ernest Hemingway insists his best work is yet to come. Five years later, holed up in a Spanish hotel with a looming deadline, he struggles to knock out a story about the rivalrous matadors of Pamplona. But his real battles lie outside the bullfighting arena; in declining health, consumed by the end of his fourth marriage and tormented by the specter of past glories, he must now conquer the deepening despair that threatens to engulf him. A Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy nominee for the TV mini-series Hemingway, Mr. Keach reprises his tour de force characterization in Jim McGrath’s riveting new look at the American novelist, short story writer and journalist—and Oak Park, IL native.