Cynda Williams

Phylicia Rashad to direct in Chicago

Phylicia Rashad will direct 'Immediate Family.'

Phylicia Rashad has signed on to direct a play called "Immediate Family," in a new commercial production to be staged this summer in rented space at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

The play, which is produced by Paul Boskind, Ruth Hendel and Stephen Hendel, is penned by Paul Oakley Stovall, a one-time Chicago actor and writer who has returned here frequently to work (most recently in "The Invisible Man" at Court Theatre).

"Immediate Family," billed as "a new American play," is set in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and involves the revelation of secrets at a family reunion.

Previews begin June 2 in the Goodman's Owen...