Adam Langer remembers writing The Critics
The West Ridge way: rest on Saturday, help your neighbor on Sunday
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Growing Up Jewish in West Rogers Park
Terre Haute, IN: Who firebombed Eva Kor’s Holocaust museum?
On the night they were coming to shoot him, my father, Irv Warso, sat in the passenger seat of his maroon Ford Granada with a six-pack of Schlitz malt liquor […]
October 1 approaches, throwing you at the mercy of muscleheads and their trucks. But if you’re lucky, your relocation crew will include Steve James.
POLLING PLACE, Smock Alley Theater, at Center Theater. Sparsely populated, decidedly lethargic polling places in this era hardly seem prime locations for dramatic events. It’s to first-time playwright and former […]
MORE FUN THAN BOWLING, Ranch Theater Company, at National Pastime Theater. This is the second production I’ve seen of Steven Dietz’s play about a decent small-town bowling-alley proprietor whose wives […]
Closer Steppenwolf Theatre Company By Adam Langer I don’t believe one can show greater respect than to weep for a stranger… –Jose Saramago, All the Names The final scene of […]
Hamlet! The Musical, Second City, at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Short Shakespeare! “Romeo and Juliet,” Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The high-quality air-conditioning at Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Navy Pier facility would make […]
The people make the difference on a long railroad ride.
Zoot Suit Goodman Theatre By Adam Langer In their twilights, institutions have a way of evoking memories of better times while not completely living up to them. My parents assure […]
JOY OF THE DESOLATE, Apple Tree Theatre. What’s most effective about Oliver Mayer’s semiautobiographical play–which concerns a Native American Ivy League freshman who loses his father, finds faith in a […]
THE GRANDMAMA TREE: A Folk Fable, ETA Creative Arts Foundation. The rather conventional idea that young people could learn a thing or two from old-timers gets a fairly witty and […]