A Verdi classic, a twist on Bizet, and a doubleheader of new work kick off the opera season in Chicago.
Magical thinking is both bane and balm. Without a little bit of belief in the possibility of miraculous transformation, I’d probably never get out of bed (especially lately). Yet amid the toxic noise of resolute anti-vaxxers-and-maskers and QAnon, it’s obvious that obdurate faith in the impossible against the tide of science, facts, and reality carries […]
A trash island forms the background for Oak Park Festival Theatre’s outdoor staging of The Tempest.
Teatro ZinZanni,the dinner circus spectacle, reopens at the Cambria Hotel.
Cabinet of Curiosity sets sail with a new live show about mermaids, whales, sharks, seagulls—and climate disaster
Ross Compton’s Henchpeople is a shaggy and endearing comedy about supervillain support staff.
North Park Village Nature Center provides an ideal setting for Lyric’s Hansel and Gretel.
Two streaming shows from Theatre in the Dark and Strawdog capture the drama of obsession and isolation.
This interactive performance-piece-by-phone offers a daily dose of oddness.
The annual festival of storytelling offers the freshest catches for COVID days.
Theatre Above the Law and A Red Orchid Theatre dive into the physics and magic of being alive together.
Links Hall and Chicago Shakespeare host two virtual interactive shows on isolation and connection.
Christmas Eve goes to 11 in Isaac Gómez’s workplace comedy; About Face celebrates Black queer lives, past and present.
Charles Dickens and Ike Holter are unlikely twin spirit guides in two online shows.
A Dickens chestnut and a spoof of 1970s celebrity specials join the online holiday theater lineup.