Eclipse Has Its BUS STOP Cast and Production Team

Eclipse Has Its BUS STOP Cast and Production Team

Eclipse Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for William Inge’s BUS STOP. 

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theTEN with Krissy Vanderwarker

theTEN with Krissy Vanderwarker

Pictured: Krissy Vanderwarker. Photo by Joe Mazza/Brave Lux.  Jump inside the brains of Chicago theater artists as we ask them 10 questions that were in no way inspired by “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” What’s the one role/show you’ve always wanted to work on that you haven’t yet? Anything written by...

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Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at AstonRep Theatre Company

Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at AstonRep Theatre Company

10 minutes into the performance, a stage dimmer exploded in a shower of sparks. The Aston Rep and Raven Theatre staff stopped the show, alerted the fire department, and calmly coordinated a smooth exit of the audience from the theatre.

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Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION Festival Lineup

Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION Festival Lineup

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the lineup for the 10th IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including “Prosthesis” by Robert Askins; “Untitled Road Trip Play” by Lauren Yee; “White History” by Dave Harris; “How to Defend Yourself” by Lily Padilla; “Seeing Eye” by Nick Malakhow; and “The First Deep Breath” by...

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Review: EMPTY THREATS at The Neo-Futurists

Review: EMPTY THREATS at The Neo-Futurists

The Neo-Futurists’ EMPTY THREATS is not common or expected or simple. My mind keeps circling a moment from the beginning of the show, determined not to allow me the words necessary to articulate the whole of this experience.

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The 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Award Winners

The 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Award Winners

For the first time, the Jeff Awards have dropped gender from the performance awards, instead nominating double the actors per category. Two awards were handed out each for principal and supporting roles for both musicals and plays.

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Chicagoans at the 2018 Tonys: The Performances, Speeches, and Memories

Chicagoans at the 2018 Tonys: The Performances, Speeches, and Memories

Watch Chicago luminaries’ acceptance speeches and performances from the 2018 Tony Awards.

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Congo Square Announces First Sam Roberson Award Recipient

Congo Square Announces First Sam Roberson Award Recipient

Congo Square Theatre Company has announced that their inaugural “Sam Roberson Artist | Activist: Believe, Conceive, Achieve Award” will go to artist Cassandra Bell. 
The Sam Roberson Award recognizes a Chicago-based artist who has demonstrated a strong sense of activism, justice, and equity in their work and lives. Bell is being recognized...

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Review: HAMLET at The Gift Theatre

Review: HAMLET at The Gift Theatre

…an intriguing production that, due to the wonderful work from Kyri and Fenner, will be one to be examined for years to come.

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Review: THE DISPLACED at Haven Theatre

Review: THE DISPLACED at Haven Theatre

“We Lost Our Lease” is emblazoned across the storefront of one of my favorite thrift stores. As I pass it on my way to The Den to see Isaac Gomez’s THE DISPLACED I can’t help but relive my experiences there. This is – or was ­– a pre-hipster thrift store: where the prices were determined by who was on the counter that day, rummaging was required, and mysterious smells rose out of boxes only accessible by parkour. Its windows now masked in papers advertising percentages off, the sun-worn name is the wrong kind of vintage in juxtaposition to the new storefronts with shiny signage and logos in primary retro colors. The store’s closure may be an unhappy accident but it also serves as potent proof of the relevancy of gentrification that THE DISPLACED addresses.

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