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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Review: “anything and always” at Coffee & Whiskey Productions

Review: “anything and always” at Coffee & Whiskey Productions

Pictured: Michelle Alejandra Limon and Wesley James. Photo courtesy of Coffee & Whiskey Productions.  By Bec Willett She tells us her name is Victoria and that at the age of only 30 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In a brief prelude to the play, she has been invited to...

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Review: CHOIR BOY at Raven Theatre

Review: CHOIR BOY at Raven Theatre

Ultimately, this production is one of exploration and trial as we, as a theatre community, strive to make better art.

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REVIEW: THE CRUCIBLE at Steppenwolf for Young Adults

REVIEW: THE CRUCIBLE at Steppenwolf for Young Adults

When I see a play like THE CRUCIBLE slated in a theater season, I have to wonder why. Arthur Miller’s classic allegory is certainly timeless, but often-produced. What makes this production different from any other?

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Review: INTO THE WOODS at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Review: INTO THE WOODS at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Broadway in 1987, West End in 1990, Broadway again in 2002, and a Disney film in 2014. Clearly, INTO THE WOODS is a prolific musical in the western world.

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Review: THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO at Other Theatre

Review: THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO at Other Theatre

Workshops are an extremely important part of the writing process, but with so many voices in the mix, each offering input, and ideas, it can easily turn into a “too many cooks” situation.

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Review: BEWILDERED at Hell in a Handbag Productions

Review: BEWILDERED at Hell in a Handbag Productions

Hell in a Handbag Productions catapults into its 15th Anniversary season with the premiere of BEWILDERED.

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Review: PERFECT ARRANGEMENT at Pride Films and Plays

Review: PERFECT ARRANGEMENT at Pride Films and Plays

(l-r) Eric Lindahl, Riley Mondragon, Lane Anthony Flores, Autumn Teague, Amber Snyder, Armando Reyes. Photo by Paul Goyette. By Haley Slamon Social activist Desmond Tutu once famously said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” But does that quote apply when your...

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