Opportunity plays a pinnacle role in today’s arts and social relevancy when juxtaposed to the current events and hardships. The Rhinoceros Festival bravely charges forward, driven to create a way for any new idea and any inspired mind to have space to breathe life into their creations.
The dynamics of a father & son relationship are often perplexing. With the assumed normal construct of what a “man” is and what a man wants, we often have conflicting agendas, and as the son grows into his preferred wants, a father may continue to instill his perceptions of how the son should think.
One would flag a Jitney down and jump in with other passengers and tell the driver where you wanted to get off. Blacks have always been forced to use their ingenuity so that we can still exist with some form of normalcy when being left out of the equation.
Of the 247 shows our critics reviewed, many of their favorites went beyond the plight of the marginalized — beyond making liberal theatergoers feel sorry for their part in our society — to twist the knife in the nuance and intersectionality of the American experience.
Midsommer Flight’s returning fare for the holidays is perhaps the most delightful Shakespeare I’ve been privy to, made only more magical by the panoramic walk up through the Lincoln Park Zoo lights and the oversized winter decorations hanging above the oversized fauna under the Conservatory’s oversized glass domes. Talk about a shift in reality! Welcome to Illyria, boys and girls. It’s TWELFTH NIGHT. Or as known in Western Christian theology — the Day of Epiphany. Or by its alternative title given by the Bard himself — “What You Will.”