In the late 1950s after winning the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes, Ernest Hemingway holed up in Pamplona, Spain to write a story about two dueling matadors.
In the new one-man show Pamplona, on stage at the Goodman Theatre through June 25, actor Stacy Keach portrays the sturm und drang of a Hemingway who, as he tries to write about bullfighting for Life magazine, ruminates on everything from his father’s suicide to the women in his life to a fight he had with director Orson Welles. For Keach, it’s not his first time portraying the great American writer. Back in 1988, he won a Golden Globe for the TV miniseries Hemingway. Morning Shift talks to actor Stacy Keach about bringing Ernest Hemingway to the stage in Chicago.