Review: WEDDING BAND at The Artistic Home

Review: WEDDING BAND at The Artistic Home

In the final quarter of the Artistic Home’s powerfully rendered production of Alice Childress’ “Wedding Band,” there’s a scene that’s as emotionally eviscerating as anything you’re apt to see onstage this year.

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Review: IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY at TimeLine Theatre Company

Review: IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY at TimeLine Theatre Company

Video: Mr. Daldry (Joel Ewing), fearing his wife (Melissa Canciller) is not well due to her change in mood and ambition, brings her to Dr. Givings (Anish Jethmalani*) for diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Givings seems to know just what his wife is suffering from and may have just the treatment...

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Review: DREAM FREAKS FALL FROM SPACE at Second City

Review: DREAM FREAKS FALL FROM SPACE at Second City

“It seems like there’s just no way the majority of the sketches in “Dream Freaks” could be remotely funny. But they are funny, immensely so.”

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Review:  “1980 (Or Why I’m Voting for John Anderson)” at Jackalope Theatre

Review: “1980 (Or Why I’m Voting for John Anderson)” at Jackalope Theatre

The intimate look into the lives of campaign volunteers shows us more than just the struggle of fighting for the underdog, but also that times may not have changed as much as we think.

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Review: DON’T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK at Pivot Arts

Review: DON’T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK at Pivot Arts

We have our photos taken and are given forms to fill out. I’m surprised at the familiar heat spreading across my face as I realize that one of the forms is exactly that which I filed over a year ago and have been waiting for a response ever since.

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Review: Billy Elliot at Porchlight Music Theatre

Review: Billy Elliot at Porchlight Music Theatre

Porchlight’s production may not be perfect but it doesn’t need to be to be outstanding.

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Review: CARRIE 2 at Underscore Theatre Company

Review: CARRIE 2 at Underscore Theatre Company

The atmosphere Underscore creates is so authentically 90s that when one of the main characters brandished a Nirvana tee and tied a flannel shirt around her waist, the audience sighed and laughed in a moment of collective nostalgia.

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Review: PUNK at The New Colony

Review: PUNK at The New Colony

If it weren’t enough that this show captures all the essential issues of the American prison-industrial complex and condenses them into a two-and-a-half-hour dramady, the acting that has to back up the content is absolutely stellar.

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Review: TWO MILE HOLLOW at First Floor Theater

Review: TWO MILE HOLLOW at First Floor Theater

Waves gently come ashore, the seagulls chirp, and white privilege is heartwarming for the Donnellys as they come together at TWO MILE HOLLOW.

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Review: DRACULA — The Hypocrites at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review: DRACULA — The Hypocrites at Mercury Theater Chicago

Bram Stoker might not have intended for his novel to be funny, but undoubtedly he would have approved of The Hypocrites’ approach to DRACULA.

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