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The Nacirema Society

September 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 15, 2023

One event on September 17, 2023 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Event Categories:
Companion Ticket

A “laugh-out-loud” (Broadway World) “hilarious comedy” (Arts ATL) from nationally renowned playwright, poet and NY Times best-selling author Pearl Cleage.

It’s 1964 Montgomery, Alabama, and the Nacirema Society prepares for its annual introduction of six elegant African-American debutantes to a world of prosperity, privilege and social responsibility. This centennial year, the Society’s grande dame, Grace Dunbar, will have nothing less than perfection for her granddaughter Gracie’s debut. And with young love brewing, old family skeletons rattling, national media attention abounding and a blackmail plot bubbling…what would dare go awry?

Your Visit

Health Protocols:

Up-to-date policies are at https://www.goodmantheatre.org/visit/comfort-well-being/

Accessible Performances:

American Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm
Use code SIGN for $30 tickets

Touch Tour and Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, October 14
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2:00pm Performance
Use code AUDIO for $30 tickets

Spanish Subtitles Performance
Saturday, October 14 at 7:30pm
Use code SPANISH for $30 tickets

Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, October 15 at 2:00pm
Use code OPEN for $30 tickets


Goodman Theatre, Albert Theatre
170 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Box Office Contact:
Box Office Additional Information:
TAP Members, ages 13-19, can access $5 tickets on the day of the performance for eligible productions using promo code TAP on goodmantheatre.org. Tickets are subject to availability. All tickets are held at will call, and valid TAP identification must be presented to claim them. Limit two (2) tickets per TAP participant. This offer is available online or in person only.
Box Office Hours:
12noon-5pm, daily


September 16, 2023
7:30 pm

More Event Details

1 hour 30 mins performance
Content Advisory
The Nacirema Society contains mentions of the Civil Rights Movement and racial discrimination.
Age Recommendations
Recommended for ages 11 and up.

Location Details:

Goodman Theatre is centrally located in Chicago’s Loop at 170 North Dearborn Street, in close proximity to I-55, I-90/94, I-290 and Lake Shore Drive, as well as all major CTA rail lines and many bus routes.

More complete directions, parking and public transit information can be found here: goodmantheatre.org/Visit/Getting-Here/

Review Goodman Theatre’s most current Health and Safety Protocols at goodmantheatre.org/visit/comfort-well-being/