Poignent I AM MY OWN WIFE Is a Tightly Woven Ensemble Piece

Poignent I AM MY OWN WIFE Is a Tightly Woven Ensemble Piece

Every play I’ve seen since November 8th has seemed like a small rebellion. I crowd into small dark rooms with strangers to see something beautiful and hope that it will steel me, change me into someone better equipped for the world outside.

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Expert Performances Make ROZ AND RAY Powerful and Personal

Expert Performances Make ROZ AND RAY Powerful and Personal

“Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.” – Hillary Clinton

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House Theatre’s NUTCRACKER Offers Optimistic Distraction

House Theatre’s NUTCRACKER Offers Optimistic Distraction

I moved away from Chicago before the non-ballet version of THE NUTRACKER became as popular as pistachios. Admittedly, before seeing it, due to my uncracked Grinch-like bias, I dreaded watching another charming Christmas play; however, after a few nutty weeks in Chicago this play provides a possible distraction.

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Northlight’s MISS BENNET Is Full of Austen Charm and Wit

Northlight’s MISS BENNET Is Full of Austen Charm and Wit

For Austen fans like myself, there is an apprehensive feeling of delight whenever the Pride and Prejudice story continues and we re-enter the world of Elizabeth Bennet and her Mr. Darcy.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem Shares Timely Pieces of Empowerment at the Auditorium

Dance Theatre of Harlem Shares Timely Pieces of Empowerment at the Auditorium

Dance Theatre of Harlem delivers a stunning show that is filled with great eloquence and breathtaking storytelling.

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WIZENGAMOT Is a Treat for Potterheads of Any Age

WIZENGAMOT Is a Treat for Potterheads of Any Age

First off: I’d like to announce that I’m a huge Harry Potter aficionado.

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Artemesia’s SHREWISH Is a Tame but Valiant Attempt.

Artemesia’s SHREWISH Is a Tame but Valiant Attempt.

There are very few shows that are as problematic or uncomfortable to watch from a woman’s perspective as THE TAMING OF A SHREW. The piece provides an antiquated yet all too familiar plot of a woman who is forced into believing opinions that are not her own and acting against her will to survive in a society run by men.

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ANNIE Tour Is Suddenly as Timely as It Is Enjoyable

ANNIE Tour Is Suddenly as Timely as It Is Enjoyable

Pictured: Tori Bates (Annie).  ANNIE, the adorable little-redheaded orphan who finds love and a family with Oliver Warbucks, is about as feel-goody as musicals get. But, outside of the warm fuzzies many of us experienced with all the little people in the audience, a lot of big people discovered just...

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Ingersoll’s Magnificent Performance Anchors Porchlight’s END OF THE RAINBOW

Ingersoll’s Magnificent Performance Anchors Porchlight’s END OF THE RAINBOW

(L to R) Angela Ingersoll and Kyle Hatley. Photo by Kelsey Jorissen. Review: END OF THE RAINBOW at Porchlight Music Theatre By Rachel Weinberg The name Judy Garland for many may capture an image of the youthful, vibrant young actor with a powerhouse voice that donned sparkling red shoes as...

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FUN HOME invites audiences on a lovely, unique journey through memory

FUN HOME invites audiences on a lovely, unique journey through memory

Kate Shindle.  Photo Credit: Joan Marcus  Review: FUN HOME on tour at the Oriental Theater By Rachel Weinberg Now making its national touring and Chicago debut, FUN HOME is a lovely and genuinely original new musical based on the eponymous graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel. It’s worth noting that the...

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