I Am Going to Change the World

by Andrew Hinderaker
Directed by Jonathan Berry

As a boy, John Chapman vowed to run the world's biggest bank by 35. And when he graduates as University of Chicago's valedictorian and lands an interview with Goldman Sachs, his dreams are within reach. But on the morning of his interview, John's alarm fails him, and when he finally wakes, it's to a life he never imagined possible.

I Am Going to Change the World

Season: 2011-12

Previews: May 24, 25, 26, 31

Opening Nights: June 1, 2

Performances: June 3 to July 1

Nicholas Harazin, Norm Woodel, Meg Thalken, Judy Blue*, Ed Flynn, Gabriel Franken, Rob Koon

Set Design
Collette Pollard
Lighting Design
Heather Gilbert
Sound Design
Chris Kriz
Costume Design
Alison Siple
Stage Manager
Jenniffer J. Thusing*
Production Manager
Becky Mock
Graphic Design
Paul Grigonis
Projections Design
Mike Tutaj
Technical Director
Joe Dybdal

*CD Associate Artist


"Hinderaker’s play [is] brought to life by a note-perfect cast, especially Nicholas Harazin as John Chapman."
Brian Hieggelke, NewCity Chicago

"Andrew Hinderaker’s play, I Am Going to Change The World, now in a deeply moving world premiere at Chicago Dramatists, may very well turn out to be among the most disturbing, emotionally blistering anthems written about the era of global economic... In fact, it would be no exaggeration to say the play might even take its place as a contemporary equivalent of Awake and Sing!, Clifford Odets' Depression-era classic from the 1930s."
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

"Andrew Hinderaker's fascinating new play, I Am Going to Change the World... from one of this theater town's most promising young writers... a very potent new play about things not turning out as you once wished... Berry's production is smart, deftly cast and well-paced."
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

"I found the first act absolutely riveting. Playwright Andrew Hinderaker places breadcrumbs all over the place and I eagerly follow his trail of intrigue."
Katy Walsh, ChicagoNow

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