During the height of segregation, a Harlem postal worker by the name of Victor Hugo Green created a booklet called the Negro Motorist Green Book. The Green Book was designed to help traveling Black people find doctors, entertainment, restaurants, and homes for lodging in an effort to avoid areas where they were not welcomed.
Friedrich Schiller’s 1800 classic, MARY STUART, given a sharp and gorgeous reimagining by playwright Peter Oswald, director Jenn Thompson, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the two opposing monarchs wage a war of words and power that fuels their drive to become the unquestioned sovereign of their nations, no matter the cost.
Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot and the Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo’s production of LA BELLE/ SLEEPING BEAUTY takes the 19th-century ballet by Marius Petipa and with stunning visuals, a soaring score, and exemplary choreography, brings it well into the 21st century.
If you want a short excursion out of the city proper, and to get the feel of the Louisiana bayou, head down to Munster, Indiana and see a lovely production of Robert Harling’s classic piece about women, friendship, and good hair: STEEL MAGNOLIAS.
Photo by Joe Mazza | Brave Lux By Aaron Lockman SOME LIKE IT RED begins when three cruise ship musicians, Violet, Rose, and Daisy (Jessica Saxvik, Christina Casano, and Sara Jean McCarthy), run afoul of a thunderstorm and get shipwrecked on the shore of Albania, in the middle of both...
The moment the audience walks into the small space at the Athenaeum, it is apparent they will be visiting an unusual show.