Playwright Dael Orlandersmith shows her gift for writing with rhythmic expression — using poetry between personal narratives — in BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER.
Through the disarming qualities of comedy, truths are held bare and exposed, often catching laughter stranded in the air as a witness to the pain.
Bottoms up! The national tour of the hilarious, clever, and grin-inducing SOMETHING ROTTEN! has arrived at the Oriental Theatre in a first-rate production that’s worth celebrating.
Taylor Mac credits the seed of inspiration for HIR to the 1997 Steppenwolf production of Sam Shepard’s BURIED CHILD. Coming full circle, HIR is now playing at Steppenwolf. The leap is not that far; just as Shepard’s work is an indicting statement on the modern American family of his time, Steppenwolf’s HIR is most certainly a reflection of Mac’s.