Review | HOW TO LIVE ON EARTH at Chimera Ensemble

Review | HOW TO LIVE ON EARTH at Chimera Ensemble

It is an extremely science-fiction-y premise, but its execution is much less science-fiction-y than I expected.

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Review | LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Mercury Theater Chicago

Review | LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Mercury Theater Chicago

L. Walter Stearns’ superb production boasts an excellent cast and terrific music, and moves far beyond the limits of traditional musical theatre.

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Review | “Blackbird” at Blank Theatre Company

Review | “Blackbird” at Blank Theatre Company

Intense and unflinching, Blank Theatre Company’s “Blackbird,” now playing at City Lit Theatre, feels intentionally tight and uncomfortable reflecting the difficult storyline.

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Review | “The Ruse of Medusa” at Facility Theatre

Review | “The Ruse of Medusa” at Facility Theatre

Facility Theatre’s gorgeous, weird, and wonderful production of Erik Satie’s surrealist comedic THE RUSE OF MEDUSA is well worth a trip to Wicker Park.

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Review | MAMMA MIA! at Drury Lane

Review | MAMMA MIA! at Drury Lane

MAMMA MIA! Is absolute fluff. It’s a jukebox musical featuring the music of ABBA, for Pete’s sake. And I am here for it.

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Review | “Twilight Bowl” at Goodman Theatre

Review | “Twilight Bowl” at Goodman Theatre

Everyone contemplates this question as they move into their adult years: Is this what I want to do with my life? Is this direction in which I want my future to go? Are these the people I want to spend my time with?

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Review| REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT at The Artistic Home

Review| REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT at The Artistic Home

“Requiem for a Heavyweight” is a familiar story: an aging boxer, who has taken one too many punches, faces a world that has only taught him one skill—fighting.

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Review | THE ROOMMATE at Citadel Theatre

Review | THE ROOMMATE at Citadel Theatre

With excellent work by two veterans actors, THE ROOMMATE is a production absolutely worth seeing.

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Review | DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE at The Comrades

Review | DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE at The Comrades

DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE gets depressingly dark, darkly hilarious, and hilariously weird.

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REVIEW | “Nina Simone: Four Women” at Northlight

REVIEW | “Nina Simone: Four Women” at Northlight

Very many shows are about Black women, but Northlight Theatre’s production of “Nina Simone: Four Women” is also for Black women.

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