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Goodman Theatre casts 'The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window,' plans Lorraine Hansberry celebration

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Kris Vire

The Goodman Theatre has completed casting for its upcoming production of Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, which the theater says will be the centerpiece of a monthlong celebration of the Chicago-born playwright in May.

The play, to be directed by Anne Kauffman (Smokefall), will star Dominic Comperatore in the title role, with Diane Davis as his wife, Iris. Joining them in the cast are Travis Knight (Alton), Kristen Magee (Gloria), Miriam Silverman (Mavis), Phillip Edward Van Lear (Max), Guy Van Swearingen (Wally O’Hara) and Grant James Varjas (David).

The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, the second and last play Hansberry completed before her death at age 34 (A Raisin in the Sun was her first), follows a group of intellectuals and activists wrestling with the social movements of the 1960s. The Goodman's production will run April 30–June 5. Details of the Lorraine Hansberry Celebration will be announced soon.

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