The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is delighted to partner with the Goodman Theatre in its production of Rogelio Martinez’ Blind Date, on February 11th.
Before Twitter, Tinder and 24/7 news, two of history’s most enigmatic leaders—Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev—meet to halt the arms race. A crafty game of one-upmanship ensues, while their wives engage in a passive-aggressive tango over tea. “A fresh and funny talent” (Backstage), playwright Rogelio Martinez “finds new twists on old topics” (Variety) in this compulsively fascinating, slyly comic backstage glimpse of a 20th century landmark event.
We invite you to join us for a matinee performance of Blind Date on Sunday, February 11th at 2pm, followed by a panel discussion exploring these personalities of the Cold War, the decisions they made, and what this can teach us today. Panelists include Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Emma Belcher, Director of the Nuclear Challenges program at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Eric Isaacs, Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories at the University of Chicago; and Tanya Palmer, Producer and Director of New Play Development at Goodman Theatre.
Use promo code BULLETIN to receive 50% off this matinee performance on February 11th at Goodmantheatre.org/BlindDate or by calling 312.443.3800.