Review: PUNK at The New Colony

Review: PUNK at The New Colony

If it weren’t enough that this show captures all the essential issues of the American prison-industrial complex and condenses them into a two-and-a-half-hour dramady, the acting that has to back up the content is absolutely stellar.

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Review: TWO MILE HOLLOW at First Floor Theater

Review: TWO MILE HOLLOW at First Floor Theater

Waves gently come ashore, the seagulls chirp, and white privilege is heartwarming for the Donnellys as they come together at TWO MILE HOLLOW.

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Review: DRACULA — The Hypocrites at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review: DRACULA — The Hypocrites at Mercury Theater Chicago

Bram Stoker might not have intended for his novel to be funny, but undoubtedly he would have approved of The Hypocrites’ approach to DRACULA.

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Review: BEWILDERED at Hell in a Handbag Productions

Review: BEWILDERED at Hell in a Handbag Productions

Hell in a Handbag Productions catapults into its 15th Anniversary season with the premiere of BEWILDERED.

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Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

This TAMING OF THE SHREW, with its stunning visuals, updated script, and exceptionally talented actresses, brings a fresh new and necessary perspective to one of Shakespeare’s most contentious plays.

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Review: FUN HOME at Victory Gardens Theater

Review: FUN HOME at Victory Gardens Theater

I feel indebted to these performers, and to Tesori, Kron and Bechdel, for their willingness to dig deep, to “go there,” to tell this story with heart and truth and strength.

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Review: ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Review: ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE at Lyric Opera of Chicago

ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE is one of those unique and stellar productions that can expand old thoughts, change minds, and create new audiences.

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Review: ALIAS GRACE at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

Review: ALIAS GRACE at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

Pictured (l-r): Ayssette Muñóz, Amro Salama, and Ashley Neal. Photo by Michael Brosilow.  By Erin Shea Brady I’m consistently excited by the programming at Rivendell. Artistic Director Tara Mallen and team mine their mission for brave, relevant works that are deep in conversation with the world we live in. Their tagline –...

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Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Court Theatre

Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Court Theatre

Clarke Peters’ FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, evoking so much positive energy and excitement, is an excellent kickoff to the season at Court Theatre.

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Review: THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O’NEIL at Babes With Blades Theatre Company

Review: THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O’NEIL at Babes With Blades Theatre Company

Sometimes you need to go out and sit in a darkened theatre and visit a world that is simpler and less scary and that makes you laugh and see women who are smart and self-reliant and unapologetically making their own decisions.

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