When it moved from its longtime home behind the Art Institute into a North Loop complex of its own design last year, you might have expected the Goodman to start playing it safe. Instead, it continues to advance its legacy of employing the finest playwrights, directors and actors to be found in Chicago, and in staging works that are both artistically compelling and entertaining. In the process, it has given the North Loop Theater District the kick-in-the-creative-pants it needed.
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Best of Chicago 2002