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Tennessee Williams’ Savage ‘Camino Real’ Gets an Airing at Chicago’s Goodman

Camino Real had a fairly limp Broadway run in 1953; it played sixty performances and got mothballed. It was dug out of the trunk in 1970 for a revival that featured Al Pacino and Jessica Tandy, and not long after the curtain rose on that production, word began to circulate that Camino Real might well be Tennessee Williams’ best work. No small praise, that. Still, though, while there are probably a dozen productions of Streetcar going on at any given time in America, Camino Real gets played about once every five years. The cycle’s come back around, this time to the Goodman, where Catalonian director Calixto Bieito is helming a wild new production of Williams’ masterwork. It bows March 12. (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times)