The Goddess

Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky
Adapted and Directed by John Mossman

World Premiere2014 Jeff Award Winner for New Adaptation 
Jeff Nominated for Costumes


Set in Hollywood's Golden Age, The Goddess offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the so-called magic of movie making and focuses on one woman's journey from small town girl to world-famous screen siren. Adapted from the Oscar-nominated screenplay of Paddy Chayefsky by associate artistic director John Mossman, this exclusive agreement with the Chayefsky estate marks the first ever screenplay-to-stage adaptation of one of the century's most celebrated writers.

Featuring: Andrew Mariki, Ava Morse,Skye Shrum, Flavia Borges, Cat Chupein, Caitlin Jemison, Nick Jordan, Michael Krystosek, Dan McEvilly, Andy Monson, Josh Odor, Lee Stark, Maria Stephens, Katherine Swan, Leah Uteg, David Vogel, Phil Wasik

Lighting Design: Garvin Jellison 
Sound Design: Mikey Moran
Scenic Design: Corinne Bass 
Costume Design: Lynn Sandberg 

Performance Schedule

Performances: October 6- November 17, 2013
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

The Artistic Home is on street level with curb to seat assistance upon request. There are seats that don’t require climbing stairs and an accessible restroom. We will also call you a taxi for the trip home and have large print programs, also upon request. For requests please email:

Location: 1376 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

“A talented, huge ensemble and colorful storytelling...powerful and devastating. A visual feast...I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
— Katy Walsh, Chicago Theater Beat
“A major theatrical achievement...A beautiful play that demonstrates how a film can work better live onstage in an intimate storefront venue...Tour de force...Kudos for such an ambitious world premiere. Highly recommended.”
— Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
“A grand-scale production...Standout performances....Lee Stark, beautifully directed by Mossman, gives a go for broke, powerhouse performance... Expertly backed by a huge supporting cast, with standout performances by her two “husbands” — Daniel McEvilly as John Tower, a worldly, self-destructive soldier whose dad is a movie star, and Josh Odor as Dutch Seymour, a retired boxing champion whose fame is flickering just as Emily Ann’s star is rising. Also first-rate are Maria Stephens as Emily’s faith-altered mother; Skye Shrum as her alcoholic roommate; Flavia Borges as a maid; and Katherine Swan as the star’s caretake. A true work of theater. Highly recommended.”
— Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times