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: A SWELL IN THE GROUND at The Gift Theatre

Review: A SWELL IN THE GROUND at The Gift Theatre

It all but goes without saying that the first decade after the traditional four-year college experience is fraught with difficult transitions, both emotional and physical. It’s when you determine which of your undergrad soulmates will actually remain in your life post-diploma.

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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: HARD TIMES FOR THESE TIMES at Lookingglass Theatre Company

Review: HARD TIMES FOR THESE TIMES at Lookingglass Theatre Company

The fact that poor people are dying is relatable to 2017. But that’s not what this story is about. It’s a drawing room play. But what are we gaining by telling this story? In empathy? In truth?

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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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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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