Thursday, May 8, 2014

Robert Christen Memorial on May 13

Celebrate the life of Robert Christen on May 13
Please join Goodman Theatre for a memorial service honoring the life and work of longtime Resident Lighting Designer Robert Christen.

Tuesday, May 13 from 4-6pm, Goodman's Albert Theatre
Doors open at 3:30pm
An open-bar reception will be held after the service in the theater’s lobby.

“Bob Christen was one of the most significant people in the history of the Goodman,” said Executive Director Roche Schulfer at the time of Bob’s passing. “In his brilliance as an artist combined with his acumen as a master electrician, he was essential to everything we have achieved over the past four decades. His impact on theater, dance and music in Chicago and across the country is immeasurable. Most importantly, Bob was a great friend, tremendous colleague and wonderful person.”

In recognition of Bob’s 42 years—and more than 100 productions--at the Goodman, the theater names the Albert Theatre light booth in his honor. Those wishing to individually commemorate Bob can make a gift to the Goodman’s Endowing Excellence Campaign, a major initiative that ensures the Goodman as a place for innovation and mentorship—two principles central to his legacy as a leading lighting designer in his field. To make a gift or for more information, please contact Amber Bel’cher at 312.443.3811 ext. 220 or

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