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A rich, contemplative, comic play awaits. Don't miss the premiere.
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About English

This smash Off-Broadway hit and Obie Award-winning “rich new play, contemplative and comic” (New York Times‘ Critics’ Pick) makes its Chicago premiere.

Four adult students in Karaj, Iran are studying for the Test of English as a Foreign Language—the key to their green card, medical school admission or family reunification. Chasing fluency through a maze of word games, listening exercises and show-and-tell sessions, they hope that one day, English will make them whole. But it might be splitting them each in half.

Run time

1hr 40min. No intermission.

Start date

May 10th, 2024

End date

June 16th, 2024



Ages 12+.

Production note
Contains adult language and themes of prejudice and discrimination.
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Goodman Theatre - Owen Theatre

170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, United States, 60601


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