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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

God bless us, once again by Kerry Reid

At a preshow reception introducing the Goodman’s new artistic director, Susan V. Booth, executive director Roche Schulfer talked about how the theater’s production of A Christmas Carol, …

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

A mixed quartet by Kerry Reid

Theatre Above the Law’s sampler platter of four one-acts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries (most of them seldom produced) offers mixed results. The opening piece, A Dollar […] …

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

She sees you, white American theater by Kerry Reid

Alice Childress’s Trouble in Mind made its off-Broadway debut in 1955, but it never made the leap to the Great White Way (emphasis most definitely on “White”). The white producers [……

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Ewe oughta know by Kerry Reid

Lifeline Theatre’s acclaimed KidSeries has had good luck with the silly bucolic tales of Doreen Cronin (illustrated by Betsy Lewin), from 2003’s production of Click Clack Moo: Cows That …

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A surreal Seoul story by Kerry Reid

Hansol Jung’s 2016 play, Among the Dead, now in an intriguing, surprisingly funny, and sometimes quite moving production with Jackalope Theatre, occupies a bit of the same surreal territor…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Manservant and manchild by Kerry Reid

Fourteen years ago, First Folio Theatre presented Jeeves Intervenes, the first in what would prove to be a reliably crowd-pleasing series of adaptations by Margaret Raether of P.G. Wodehouse…

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Going for the gold by Kerry Reid

If you’re an adult of a certain age, hearing the name “Peabody” in conjunction with science may make you think of a polymath anthropomorphic cartoon dog, companion to young lad […] T…

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You say you want a revolution? by Kerry Reid

When it comes to bold and audacious stagings of Measure for Measure (for my money, the most unpleasant of Shakespeare’s “problem plays”), it’s hard to top Robert Falls’s dark take-…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Heavenly blues by Kerry Reid

Black Ensemble Theater’s latest follows the company’s tried-and-true formula with an otherworldly twist. In Blue Heaven, written and directed by Daryl D. Brooks (BET’s producing managi…

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Monday, October 31, 2022

How The Twenty-Sided Tavern Lets Audiences Choose Their Own Adventure by Kerry Reid

This show at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago is inspired by Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs.

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Friday, October 28, 2022

Adulting and its discontents by Kerry Reid

Though it’s called The Cleanup, Hallie Palladino’s new play, now in a world premiere with Prop Thtr under Jen Poulin’s direction, is all about messiness in the aftermath of the […] T…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Murder, she wrote by Kerry Reid

Women love true-crime stories—so much so that SNL spoofed the fascination a few years ago with a song about women relaxing alone at home watching their favorite “Murder Show.” Fans […

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Seeing the crab by Kerry Reid

Six weeks after my mother died of colon cancer in 2008 (which was almost eight years after my dad died of lung cancer), my sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, […] The post Seeing the…

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Pedals, petals, and pandemic by Kerry Reid

Shepsu Aakhu, a founding member of MPAACT (Ma’at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre) has crafted many of the company’s shows over the past 32 years. But I’m not sure […

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Painting, poetry, and patriarchy by Kerry Reid

Last fall for the Destinos: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, Aguijón Theater (the oldest Latinx company in the city) unveiled the world premiere of Rey Andújar’s La Gran Ti…

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Unraveling Chicago’s racist past (and present) by Kerry Reid

J. Nicole Brooks’s adaptation of 1919, Eve L. Ewing’s collection of poems published a century after the “Red Summer” race riot in Chicago sparked by the murder of Eugene Williams, […

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Survivor stories by Kerry Reid

Theatre Above the Law returns to the fairy tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, as adapted again by Michael Dalberg. (Dalberg’s adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll […] Th…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Last Call Chicago, midwest graffiti, Routes, Braided by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

If you’re interested in queer Chicago history, you’ll definitely want to check this out: At 6 PM, Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted) is celebrating the release of Last Call Chicago: A […] The…

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Home Movie Day, Baroque Heroes, Irrbloss, and sex talk by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Head to the basement and grab those Super 8 films Grandpa shot at the forest preserve picnic: it’s Chicago Home Movie Day. Chicago Film Archives and the Chicago Film Society […] The post…

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Farewell to Eclipse and Underscore by Kerry Reid

Covering theater in Chicago is sometimes about writing valedictions for companies that have decided it’s time to fold up the tent. In the past couple of weeks, two such announcements […]…

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Indigenous culture, Nnamdï’s Pancake Haus, Refuge, and more by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Today kicks off the American Indian Center’s 69th Annual Chicago Powwow, which runs through Sunday (10/9). From 10 AM-6 PM each day, thousands will gather at Schiller Woods (events in [……

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Reeling online, Between Friends, Black heritage in Evanston, dating at the Hideout by Salem Collo-Julin, Kerry Reid and Micco Caporale

Today is the final day for the online portion of this year’s Reeling: the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. The 40th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ filmmakers and new queer cinema …

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Artistic licentiousness by Kerry Reid

Welcome to Florence, circa 1485, where the Medicis rule by fear and favors—and where their favorite bad-boy artist, Sandro Botticelli, is about to fuck around (literally) and find out. Can…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

To heal and hear by Kerry Reid

Aleshea Harris’s 2018 performance piece, What to Send Up When It Goes Down, had its local premiere this past spring with Congo Square Theatre Company in a production that played […] The …

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Silent film at the Davis, Sudan Archives, and more by Kerry Reid, Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Magician Paige Thompson takes over the artist-in-residence slot at Chicago Magic Lounge (5050 N. Clark) with her show A Paige in Time, opening tonight at 7 PM and running Wednesdays […] Th…

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

AIDS Diva, AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, and more by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

Gerber/Hart is partnering with the Leather Museum (6418 N. Greenview) for a free screening of AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman. Connie Norman was a trans woman who advocated […] The …

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Sounds & S’mores, Acid Nun, the Crooked Mouth, and more by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Artist Khaaliq Haneef closes out his debut solo show, “The Devious Mind of Khaaliq Haneef” with Sounds & S’mores, an open mike at the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot (1408 S. Central […] Th…

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Haunted dolls, navigating narcissism, Cristela Alonzo, and more by Micco Caporale, Kerry Reid and Salem Collo-Julin

Spooky season is upon us, and what a more uncomfortable way to celebrate than with dolls. Through November 6, the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark) presents “Haunted Dolls & […]…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Feast of feats by Kerry Reid

Picking up where Teatro ZinZanni left off, the newest attraction under the medium top (that is, the classic circus-meets-Victorian-bordello spiegeltent in the Hotel Cambria), Cabaret ZaZou…

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Little Village farming, Kyiv City Ballet, Tone Deaf anniversary, and more by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

All hands on deck! Little Village Environmental Justice Organization is hosting a volunteer day at their farm site (31st and Albany). From 8 AM-noon, they’re inviting people to spend some …

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Harvest Chicago dance festival, Idle Muse, Necropolis by Kerry Reid and Salem Collo-Julin

Always a staple of the fall dance season, Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival opens tonight at 8 PM at Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N. Dearborn), and continues […] The post …

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