The newest production at the Goodman Theatre explores inner demons and family relations. The Long Red Road
is about one man's efforts to drink away his memories of an accident that haunts him, and tears his family apart. The star-studded cast includes British stage and screen actor Tom Hardy and Broadway actor Chris McGarry. But perhaps the biggest name is that of its director. Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is making his Chicago directorial debut with this play. He won an Academy Award for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote but his resume includes numerous hits, like Boogie Nights
and The Talented Mr. Ripley
WBEZ's Steve Edwards recently spoke with him and playwright Brett C. Leonard about the art of theater. Steve moderated the conversation in front of an audience last week at the Goodman Theatre. Hoffman says his acting career helps him in this role as director.