After Illness, Stacy Keach to Return to Pamplona at Goodman Theatre
Robert Falls will once again direct the drama about Ernest Hemingway.
Originally scheduled to run last spring, Pamplona played only 11 previews but closed prematurely after Keach fell ill on opening night. The new run will take place July 10-August 19, 2018.
In Pamplona, Keach stars as acclaimed 20th-century novelist Ernest Hemingway during the author's haunted years following his Pulitzer and Nobel Prize honors. The play is described as follows: "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 his troubled fourth marriage and tormented by the specter of past glories, he must now conquer the deepening despair that threatens to engulf him."
Falls directed Keach in a 2006 production of King Lear as well as a 2004 production of Arthur Miller's Finishing the Picture. Pamplona returns Keach to the character of Hemingway. His portrayal of the writer in the 1988 television mini-series Hemingway earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award nomination.