Review: THE ORIGINALIST at Court Theatre

Review: THE ORIGINALIST at Court Theatre

We must find a point where we can listen with reason to the other side so that we can engage in fruitful dialogue that genuinely brings forth change in our country.

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REVIEW: HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS’ FIRST 100 YEARS at Goodman Theatre

REVIEW: HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS’ FIRST 100 YEARS at Goodman Theatre

What is most compelling about the Delany Sister’s story is their ability to retell a 100 years’ worth of history from a Black woman’s experience.

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Review: “columbinus” from The Yard at Steppenwolf

Review: “columbinus” from The Yard at Steppenwolf

The death count since Columbine pulses underneath Moe’s production, which begs us (the adults) to join our young people in conversation.

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Review: FLIES! THE MUSICAL! at Pride Films and Plays

Review: FLIES! THE MUSICAL! at Pride Films and Plays

Sometimes, a show comes along that’s so charming, so honest to goodness loveable that you can’t help but cast aside your cynicism and get swept along for the ride.

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Review: SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER at Raven Theatre

Review: SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER at Raven Theatre

The consistently excellent cast, with urgent and fearless direction from Jason Gerace, spill secrets and relationships and activities that give this short yet intense play all the gravity and dimension of a script twice its length.

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Review: GRACE at Interrobang Theatre Project

Review: GRACE at Interrobang Theatre Project

Craig Wright’s script does not proffer a happy ending or provide any answers but—like all good theater—it invokes inquisitiveness which ultimately has the power to transform theatergoers.

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Review: TO CATCH A FISH at TimeLine Theatre

Review: TO CATCH A FISH at TimeLine Theatre

TO CATCH A FISH is timely, shedding light on the blatant disregard for human rights that is becoming a repetitive occurrence, especially within the Black community.

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Review: MACBETH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: MACBETH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

A production so spellbinding that even knowing how the story ends, you sit at the edge of your seat expecting the predictable with eyes wide open.

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Review: MEMPHIS at Porchlight Music Theatre

Review: MEMPHIS at Porchlight Music Theatre

Porchlight balances idealism and vulnerability that only Chicago could grasp. MEMPHIS is now added to the company’s long list of theatrical accomplishments.

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Review: THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES at Filament

Review: THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES at Filament

You know you’ve done something right, Filament, when, on several occasions, your young audience fills your space with tiny whispered “whoa” exclamations.

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