Review: HITLER ON THE ROOF at Akvavit Theatre

Review: HITLER ON THE ROOF at Akvavit Theatre

Amy Gorelow and Jay Torrence. Photo by Karl Clifton-Soderstrom. By Tonika Todorova  HITLER ON THE ROOF doesn’t exactly offer subtleties when exploring its topical themes. The rise of Nationalistic pride and ideological fanaticism around the world gives everyone pause, but this production aptly reminds us what happens when you pause for too...

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Review: LONDON ASSURANCE at City Lit Theater

Review: LONDON ASSURANCE at City Lit Theater

The intelligent female characters of LONDON ASSURANCE shame much of the Western drama that follows.

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Review: PASS OVER at Steppenwolf

Review: PASS OVER at Steppenwolf

We need to ask ourselves, “do black lives matter?” Because the thought of complacency is frightening for the future of humanity.

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Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Victory Gardens Theater

Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Victory Gardens Theater

This is a play that wields commentary about race and entitlement with swift aim, making incisions that cut deep.

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Review: PILGRIMS at The Gift Theatre

Review: PILGRIMS at The Gift Theatre

Kiechel’s script is why we become actors, designers, directors, and supporters of the arts. It requires all of you, both physically and mentally. She doesn’t let up and has delivered the best show I’ve seen all year.

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Review: IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN

Review: IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN

Pictured: Stephanie Jones and Vickie Eisenstein. Photo by David Audino.  Ahhh, Jane, how you make so many hearts beat wildly with your tales of lost (and found) loves, matchmakers, wards, prejudice, sense and of course, pride and sensibility. For many of us, we will never look upon a lake and...

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Review: KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse

Review: KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse

Women in power rarely are privy to traveling the path of least resistance in their climb to success.

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Review: PARADE at Writers Theatre

Review: PARADE at Writers Theatre

PARADE is just another in a string of world-class productions to Grace Writers’ new home.

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Review: THREE DAYS OF RAIN at BoHo Theatre

Review: THREE DAYS OF RAIN at BoHo Theatre

The beauty of this play comes from its familiarity, not in terms of the events that propel the story forward, but in how everyone can relate to the feelings and choices of the characters.

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Review: THE NIGHT SEASON at Strawdog Theatre Company

Review: THE NIGHT SEASON at Strawdog Theatre Company

Green’s ardent production is equal parts visceral and vulnerable, and proves that truthful, messy, human theater is female.

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