Review | Second City’s 107th Main Stage Revue ALGORITHM NATION, OR THE STATIC QUO

Review | Second City’s 107th Main Stage Revue ALGORITHM NATION, OR THE STATIC QUO

Photo by Todd Rosenberg By Bec Willett It’s a packed house for Second City’s 107th main stage revue ALGORITHM NATION, OR THE STATIC QUO. I’m fortunate enough – along with the other press, to be seated in what my friend calls The Good Seats. Unlike the storefront theaters I often...

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Review | TWELFTH NIGHT by Midsommer Flight

Review | TWELFTH NIGHT by Midsommer Flight

Midsommer Flight’s annual performance of TWELFTH NIGHT is a prime example of what makes Chicago theater so special.

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Review | THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA at Intrinsic Theatre Company

Review | THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA at Intrinsic Theatre Company

Stories which subvert and satirize the image of Santa Claus are old hat at this point, and playwright Greg Kotis is intensely aware of this.

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Review | THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Strawdog Theatre Company

Review | THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Strawdog Theatre Company

While the performances are at times tepid, the design is not.

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Review | THE ELDER SON at Bluebird Arts

Review | THE ELDER SON at Bluebird Arts

In a world that too often seems to focused on division rather than inclusion, it makes sense to produce a play that deals with the yearning to belong. However, what is worrisome is this play’s portrayal of women.

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Review | A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodman Theatre

Review | A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodman Theatre

A hopeful and uplifting show, perfectly balancing the tone between mirthful and somber, silly and serious

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Review | RIGHTLYND at Victory Gardens Theatre

Review | RIGHTLYND at Victory Gardens Theatre

An electrifyingly entertaining journey into the dark heart of the Chicago Political Machine, Rightlynd by Ike Holter is a rollicking fun good time.

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Review | THE NUTCRACKER at House Theatre of Chicago

Review | THE NUTCRACKER at House Theatre of Chicago

There is a reason some holiday shows come back year after year and become Chicago staples at Christmastime.

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Review | THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS at Eclipse Theatre Company

Review | THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS at Eclipse Theatre Company

Aneisa Hicks gives a masterful performance as Cora with a balance of brave intensity and compassion.

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Review | PLAINCLOTHES at Broken Nose Theatre

Review | PLAINCLOTHES at Broken Nose Theatre

Off the bat, we’re met with players that are messy, mistaken, engaged, whole-hearted, and figuring it out, just like we all are.

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