Jamie Shriner’s autobiographical WIFE MATERIAL checks a lot of boxes, and to write, score and perform in an acclaimed full-length musical at this stage in a young career is an exceptional feat — Shriner is one to keep an eye on.
the chaotic storytelling of SPIRITS TO ENFORCE leans into ideas of grandiose mythology in a way that allows us to become the superheroes we’ve always wanted to be.
It is here that the proximity of the space truly enhances the experience, especially highlighting the overwhelming vocal talent and skill of Darilyn Burtley (Tryshia) who makes even the most difficult seem effortless.
Every woman has experienced them, knowingly or not, in the workplace: the countless little insidious micro-aggressions and micro-dismissals that some men in positions of authority issue against women to keep them assigned to the places where they feel the women belong.
The Cuckoo’s Theater Project’s of MOBY DICK! is an ambitious production that harnesses the message of the original text while still providing a whole bunch o’ fun.
What is it about the theater we love? And why must we gain the approval of any single theatergoer when the art is so important to us as human beings?
Pictured: Ensemble of FIGHT NIGHT. Photo by Yvon Poncelet. By Marie Warner FIGHT NIGHT at Chicago Shakespeare Theater is a theater experience unlike any other. Visiting Belgian company Ontroerend Goed has created a work that will challenge your preconceived notions about the political system in a new and engaging way....