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Just as matter expands when temperatures rise, so too does the breadth and scope of our city's theatrical offerings.
Blood, lust, and love coalesce in the poignant personification of this Midwest premiere.
Not much ado about nothing.
Ike Holter's epic saga concludes with a showdown that pits friends, neighbors and family against each other.
A rock 'n' roll comedy from the preeminent meta scribe of our time, the conclusion of an epic saga, a wild love story, and more opening this month across our city's many stages.
This breathless Midwest premiere written by Greg Keller and directed by Wardell Julius Clark is a definitive work from the ascendant theater company.
The latest from Steppenwolf's educational arm is among the most unflinching and edifying works the company has produced in recent years.
Epic titles follow ambitious work in this month's selection of theater openings.
Directed by Marti Lyons, this preciselessly abridged tale of ambition and fear embodies the radically modern possibilities of theater.
The hits keep coming: August Wilson's blues-tinged vision of Chicago in the twenties, a locally-set sequel-of-sorts from the playwright of "The Madres," and a rock musical from the company t…
Prolific playwright Ike Holter turns his incisive gaze toward the Chicago storefront theater scene in this meta dramedy at Steep Theatre.
Site-specific suffragettes, "All Our August," plays at Trader Joe's: local dramaturgs share their interests and ambitions.
A hit from Humana, the second of three world premieres from Ike Holter and the woman hidden in the history of DNA are just a few of the productions debuting in the first month of the new yea…
Hot, bothered and blue collared, these world premieres and classic mishaps will keep the dawning reality of yet another Midwest winter at bay, at least temporarily.
The first of three world premieres by Ike Holter scheduled for this season is also the thirstiest play he's ever written. And that's saying something.
A complex story of identity conjugation at First Floor Theater.
The latest from Ike Holter, a pop-inspired musical about the cultural constraints placed on women and a universe-crossing Afrofuturist fable are just a few of the consciousness-expanding sho…
In a major coup, Steppenwolf for Young Adults lands the first local-originating production of Simon Stephens' Tony Award-winning play and makes the most of it.
Jen Silverman’s play about the absurd world and its power dynamics burns an indelible image into the mind at Facility Theatre.
The world premiere of Jen Silverman's play at Writers Theatre is a must-see for anyone who has ever considered the value of burning it all to the ground and starting again.
In this world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris attempts to redress the power imbalance between the disenfranchised and those who wield …
Alexis J. Roston fully embodies the beauty and tragedy of Billie Holiday in Congo Square Theatre's reprised production.
This month features a slate of local, regional and national premieres as well as a feminist opera celebrating its twentieth anniversary.
David Cale returns to the Goodman with this autobiographical story of trauma and survival.
Court Theatre continues their push to become the premiere destination for August Wilson's work.
A selection of some of the fall's most anticipated stage openings.
The 2018/19 theater season gets off to an exciting start with a timely revival as well as local and world premieres, mixing established artists and ambitious up-and-comers.
Newcity Stage's three most anticipated productions of the 2018 fall season.
An interview with actor/director Wardell Julius Clark.
Looking ahead to a few of Chicago's theater highlights for August.
Love and intimacy remain elusive in the Chicago premiere of MJ Kaufman's play at Redtwist Theatre.