Review: MACBETH at Oak Park Festival Theatre

Review: MACBETH at Oak Park Festival Theatre

This shortest and bloodiest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, in less capable hands, could easily have devolved into a gory series of fights and frights for an evening of silly summer fun. But the talented cast and crew at OPFT have created a fantastic and memorable show for any season.

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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: LATE COMPANY at Cor Theatre

Review: LATE COMPANY at Cor Theatre

Matthew Elam and Tosha Fowler. Photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis. It is Cor Theatre’s mission to tell stories that take courage to tell, and LATE COMPANY fulfills that mission. The premise is intriguing. In the wake of a traumatic teen suicide, parents Deborah (Tosha Fowler) and Michael (Paul Fagan) host...

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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: THE KING AND I National Tour at The Oriental Theater

Review: THE KING AND I National Tour at The Oriental Theater

The fifth work from the fathers of musical theater, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the KING AND I, based on Margaret Landon’s novel ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM, features a gorgeous score that sweeps us through the story of an English schoolteacher who comes to Siam to educate the children of the King, and consequently, the King himself.

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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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International Physical Theater Festival Recap — Part 3

International Physical Theater Festival Recap — Part 3

The International Physical Festival wraps up this Sunday. Kyle Whalen and Kate Cuellar wrap up their experience and preview the weekend.

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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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International Physical Theater Festival Recap – Part 2

International Physical Theater Festival Recap – Part 2

Kyle Whalen takes us inside the International Physical Theater Festival through in-depth blog recaps.

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