The Music Box with its vintage charm and sparkly stars on the ceiling is the perfect setting for the fantastical site-specific opera THE LOVE POTION by the Chicago Opera Theater (COT). Directed and designed by Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek
“Your twenties are supposed to be confusing.” As a twenty-something, I hear that line a lot – and it’s true. However independent we feel at sixteen, eighteen, nineteen – most of us feel somehow unprepared for real adulthood.
James Romney and Meredith Kochan in FLY BY NIGHT. (Photo by Adam Veness) Review: FLY BY NIGHT at Theo Ubique By Haley Slamon Do you believe in fate? When watching the show playing right now in the intimate black box that is the No Exit Cafe, you might start wanting...
Helmed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro as she launches her first curated season, David Rabe’s world premiere play VISITING EDNA gives audiences a nearly three-hour exploration of the relationship between the elderly Edna (Debra Monk), who has terminal cancer, and her middle-aged son Andrew (Ian Barford).
A theatrical whirlwind that takes audiences from laugh-out-loud, outrageous comedy to moments of intense darkness and pure emotion—all of which are balanced in Askins’s brilliant, bold play.
(l-r) Jordan Brown (Wreck), Kristin Villanueva (Helen), Bri Sudia (Ruth) and Lauren Molina (Eileen). Photo by Liz Lauren. WONDERFUL TOWN, now playing at the Goodman Theatre, is the quintessential example of the traditional musical. Big chorus numbers, a simple, but heartfelt plot, and an ending that wraps up suddenly and...
This stellar sendup is the hit of the 2016 season. That settles it—I have to see it again. Want to be my date? We can wear braids, drink red wine, and don capes and furs because, after all, winter is coming.
I have this visceral reaction when a politician I did not vote for is elected, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this.