When the lights came up at the end of this play’s seventy minutes, my friend and I looked at each other both surprised to have tears in our eyes.
When you come to see THE?UNICORN?HOUR? — and you will be very happy when you do — you learn from the cast that joy is an active choice, requiring a shift of perception of the world around you.
The Yard and Jackalope’s co-production of this compelling story is one of the most important pieces of theater in Chicago right now.
Three years ago, a friend extended an invitation to see Cavalia’s ODYESSO. I knew nothing about the show but took her recommendation to “just see it.” Though I am not one frequently flabbergasted by spectacle, I remain shocked at this show’s lasting influence over me.
Photo: Caroline Moreau. Pictured: Jared McNeill, Carole Karemera, Ery Nzaramba. Review: BATTLEFIELD – presented by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Museum of Contemporary Art By Jude Hansen A battlefield only exists after a war has taken place, it is nothing but an aftermath. Before such time as blood is shed,...
Renee Lockett gives a magnetic and heartfelt performance as now successful author, Suzanne Alexander, returning to speak to the students at her alma mater (Ohio State). It is a tour de force performance in what is effectively an hour-long monologue with minor interjections of the re-enacted scenes of Suzanne’s life.
For more than 50 years Alvin Ailey has provided a platform for African American dancers to tell our stories and experiences that encapsulate the tumultuous battles and jubilant moments that life presents.