Deftly Crafted Would-Be Superheroes Fly in PROWESS

Deftly Crafted Would-Be Superheroes Fly in PROWESS

In a time when most storefronts have little faith in their audience to make it through 90 minutes without looking at their phone, Prowess flies through it’s 2+ hour run time.

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DEATH AND HOUDINI Still Daring as Hell

DEATH AND HOUDINI Still Daring as Hell

At the House, they take great care of their audience. I usually shrink down in my seat at the thought of audience participation, but under Nathan Allen’s direction and Watkins’ mastery, to participate feels like we might be in on the trick.

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Hilarious ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Is Not to Be Missed

Hilarious ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Is Not to Be Missed

Richard Bean’s ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS—based on the 18th-century commedia dell’arte play The Servent of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni—is a laugh-out-loud, silly, whip-crack smart comedy, and probably the most fun I’ve had at the theater in a long time.

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DISCORD—The Gospel According to Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy

DISCORD—The Gospel According to Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy

There is quite a bit of harmony in DISCORD, Northlight’ 41st season closer: an intellectual discourse between three historical giants while they dissect theological and philosophical ideas accompanied by a dynamic mixture of highbrow and lowbrow humor.

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THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN’S WINDOW is Life Purging its Imperfections

THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN’S WINDOW is Life Purging its Imperfections

Men with big dreams, women fighting for visibility and love at the same time, while ignorance and bigotry divide people; though this sounds like the ingredients to contemporary mayhem, its roots are found in a play set in the 1960s.

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LITTLE SHOP Makes for A Delectable Evening on Skid Row

LITTLE SHOP Makes for A Delectable Evening on Skid Row

American Blues Theater’s triumphant LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will have Chicago audiences clamoring to head downtown to Skid Row. This intimately staged production has a full sound (with music director Austin Cook leading a four-piece band, you can feel the vibrations of the bass in the floor) and provides an all-encompassing, fully entertaining spectacle.

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ONCE IN A LIFETIME – A Masterclass at Strawdog

ONCE IN A LIFETIME – A Masterclass at Strawdog

Kaufman & Hart’s 1930’s comedy ONCE IN A LIFETIME stands strong on its own and is also a wonderful tribute to the work that they’ve accomplished in that space.

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DEATH OF A STREETCAR Is a Non-Stop Laugh Riot

DEATH OF A STREETCAR Is a Non-Stop Laugh Riot

However you get there, alone or in packs, get ye hence to Writers Theater before Blanche and that “rattle-trap street-car bangs through the Quarter…” for the last time.

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DRY LAND is Expertly Crafted at Rivendell

DRY LAND is Expertly Crafted at Rivendell

This play begs for education, support and advocacy for young women. I’ve been hoping for a play like this for a long time and I didn’t want it to end.

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SENDER Will Reinstate Your Faith in Realism

SENDER Will Reinstate Your Faith in Realism

Ike Holter’s modern day bohemians warn you before you step any closer: “Things are weird in here.”

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