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But at least "Exit, pursued by a bear" finally makes sense.
Now still being the winter of our discontent, it feels unwarranted for the Goodman Theatre to run its…
This is the fourth adaptation this year, if you're still keeping track.
"It was on a dreary night in November," intones teenage Mary Shelley, thrusting a candela…
Eifman Ballet views the transformation through the lens of dance.
Eifman Ballet returns to the Auditorium May 17-19 for the North American premiere of artistic d…
Of the several potentially fruitful directions for a play about a generic grown-up teen detective to take, this world premiere is not one of them.
The new play by Leonard House takes viewers inside a south side bar in 1972.
It's 1972 and Haskins' bar has been a fixture on the south side of Chicago for 30 ye…
Directed by Barbara Gaines, CST's production meets but does not exceed expectations.
This production's all-female cast succeeds in focusing a play often seen through the lens of race quite pointedly upon gender.
“He was Mick Jagger before Mick Jagger.”
He moved with a feral grace, with a heat that blazes through the grain of the film that remains, with a virtuosity t…
The cast brings the group of dance hopefuls to life.
On a bare stage, a sea of spandex roils, shining with that 1970s luster. A director calls out counts and ste…
Race is just a trading card.
Joshua Harmon's 2018 Admissions opens in an administrative office at Hillcrest, an elite prep school in New Hampshire, where two blo…
It's as pretty as a pastry.
Fox gave Disney a run for its money when it released the 1997 animated feature film Anastasia, about an amnesiac orphan who might be …
It’s been a rehearsal room, a performance venue, a puppetry workshop, and a space for experiments of all kinds.
Links Hall was originally Link's Hall, named f…
Beyond the window, the show is happening.
The first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, Lynn Nottage's latest play arrives direct from Broadway but its spirit can be found in countless barstools and beer steins ar…
It's escapism you can feel good about.
In Thomas Nashe's novel The Unfortunate Traveller, the young servant-soldier Jack Wilton swashbuckles his way through the …
Casting the audience into the role of congregants, this production of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is more canny than most about what it let's us see.
Go Team FatGay!
If the 30s are the new 20s, and the 20s are but an extended adolescence, then we may never have to grow up at all if we live long enough. Sam and…
Nearly three hundred years since its premiere, Handel's opera of desire and power gains insight and urgency in this modern staging.
Actor Kareem Bandealy's first foray as a playwright finds him laying the groundwork for an absurdist family comedy only to squander the work with an overcooked metatheatrical twist.
Nothing that sparkles can last in Verdi's tragedy of goodness against the world.
This WorldStage Production at Chicago Shakespeare Theater renders trauma, memory and youth in its own exquisite language.
Part of the International Puppet Festival, this "one person" show from Compagnie Non Nova disturbs as much as it delights.
Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer Prize-winning play is as heartbreaking and hilarious as ever.
Closing out their William Inge season, this production from Eclipse Theatre Company walks the line between realism and melodrama with ease.
Promethean Theatre Ensemble's production of Tom Stoppard's ode to balancing reason and ardor is as welcome as ever.
AstonRep Theatre Company's production of this Martin McDonagh play is as lovely a thing as can be mustered from the playwright's relentlessly bleak vision of humanity.
If “DDR” brings to mind not "Dance Dance Revolution" but “Deutsche Demokratische Republik", The Artistic Home's production of this Tom Stoppard play is probably for you.
The Chicago premiere of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-nominated play is an impressionistic journey through the history of a controversy.
City Lit's production of this early work by George Bernard Shaw remains brilliantly funny in our time of appalling displays of vanity and greed.
At Writers Theatre, playwright Qui Nguyen weaves a story that is uniquely Asian and indivisibly American.
Eclipse Theatre Company’s William Inge season continues with this 1955 play about getting lost in order to get found.