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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Polarity’s LEAVINGS is a Must See That Will Not Disappoint

Polarity’s LEAVINGS is a Must See That Will Not Disappoint

(l-r) Emily Radke, RjW Mays, Monette McLin. Photo by Jackie Jasperson In the wake of a country that is still polarized by racism, Gail Parrish’s LEAVINGS forces us to take a hard look at history through a lens cloaked in accountability, as the play explores the severe impact slavery has had on...

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Writers’ EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS is One Roller Coaster Of a Ride

Writers’ EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS is One Roller Coaster Of a Ride

When pairing director Ron OJ Parson with playwright Eugene Lee, expect to levitate in an orbit that will heighten one’s senses to how we engage with the world. EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS, delivers a biting punch of realism that is still pertinent in 2016.

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Crushing Performances Reveal the Heart and Soul of BARE.

Crushing Performances Reveal the Heart and Soul of BARE.

Boy, girl, boy girl. Plaid skirt, khaki pants, plaid skirt, khaki pants. This is the strict pattern in which we sat during Mass at my Catholic elementary school. I think the purpose of that was to stop us from giggling with our girlfriends during the homily, but now it seems like a larger metaphor.

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Joffrey’s ROMEO AND JULIET is a Modern Masterpiece

Joffrey’s ROMEO AND JULIET is a Modern Masterpiece

Pictured: Rory Hohenstein (Romeo) and Christine Rocas (Juliet). Photo by Cheryl Mann.  Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at The Joffrey Ballet By Abigail Trabue Joffrey Ballet opened its 21st season in Chicago with what might be the single best production I’ve seen by the company in the 15 years I’ve lived in...

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A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY at Gift is Beautiful, Haunting

A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY at Gift is Beautiful, Haunting

This is a beautiful, haunting and present piece of theater with such memorable and heartfelt artistry.

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FLY BY NIGHT: Romantically Charming and Laugh Out Loud Funny

FLY BY NIGHT: Romantically Charming and Laugh Out Loud Funny

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...

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MAN IN THE RING is a Knock-Out at Court

MAN IN THE RING is a Knock-Out at Court

Court Theater lands a winning and fascinating production in Michael Cristofer’s new play, MAN IN THE RING, which manages to set the bar beyond unreachable in its skilled talent and superb storytelling.

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Victory Gardens Theater’s HAND TO GOD is Devilishly Good

Victory Gardens Theater’s HAND TO GOD is Devilishly Good

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.

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WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful

WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful

(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...

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