Victory Gardens Theater’s HAND TO GOD is Devilishly Good

Victory Gardens Theater’s HAND TO GOD is Devilishly Good

A theatrical whirlwind that takes audiences from laugh-out-loud, outrageous comedy to moments of intense darkness and pure emotion—all of which are balanced in Askins’s brilliant, bold play.

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WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful

WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful

(l-r) Jordan Brown (Wreck), Kristin Villanueva (Helen), Bri Sudia (Ruth) and Lauren Molina (Eileen). Photo by Liz Lauren.  WONDERFUL TOWN, now playing at the Goodman Theatre, is the quintessential example of the traditional musical. Big chorus numbers, a simple, but heartfelt plot, and an ending that wraps up suddenly and...

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THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY: My Abdominal Muscles Haven’t Recovered

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY: My Abdominal Muscles Haven’t Recovered

This stellar sendup is the hit of the 2016 season. That settles it—I have to see it again. Want to be my date? We can wear braids, drink red wine, and don capes and furs because, after all, winter is coming.

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Julius Caesar at Writers Will Make You Think, and it Should.

Julius Caesar at Writers Will Make You Think, and it Should.

I have this visceral reaction when a politician I did not vote for is elected, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this.

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AMOUR is a Lovely Night at the Theater

AMOUR is a Lovely Night at the Theater

I love a good rom-com. I’ve watched countless movies of tortured, misunderstood “bad boys” who bare their muscley souls to the “nice girl” in town, overcome adversity, live happily ever after, and ride off into the sunset, and it never.gets.old.

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Powerhouse Voices Shake the Foundation in BoHo’s NEXT TO NORMAL

Powerhouse Voices Shake the Foundation in BoHo’s NEXT TO NORMAL

Colette Todd and Gilbert Domally in BoHo Theatre’s production of NEXT TO NORMAL (Amy Boyle) Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at BoHo Theatre By Hilary Holbrook Since it first appeared on Broadway in 2008, I have been a huge fan of this show. NEXT TO NORMAL examines the issues of grief,...

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A-List Cast Delivers in THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN

A-List Cast Delivers in THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN

Bertolt Brecht’s tale of doomed do-gooder Shen Te in THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN is as timeless as it is poignant.

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LEARNING CURVE Is Satisfyingly Chicago

LEARNING CURVE Is Satisfyingly Chicago

For someone over 10 years out of high school, Albany Park’s Theatre Project’s hit remarkably close to home.

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BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI – Beauty Can be Found in the Unlikeliest of Places

BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI – Beauty Can be Found in the Unlikeliest of Places

This play shows how wonderfully messy people are. We make mistakes, snap judgements, and have so much more to learn, but, when we find what matters, we’d better fight like hell to keep it in our lives.

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BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Finds Artful Balance Between Poignant Topicality and Light-Heartedness

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Finds Artful Balance Between Poignant Topicality and Light-Heartedness

(l-r) Audrey Francis, Elena Marisa Flores, Eamonn Walker and Tim Hopper. Photo by Michael Brosilow Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at Steppenwolf Theatre Company By Rachel Weinberg Stephen Adly Guirgis’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, now in its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, focuses on issues of...

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