Portishead, back and more depressing than ever.
The CTA’s game of chicken (little) enters triple secret overtime
This rowdy bar-set burlesque is such a free-for-all I’d almost call it unreviewable. Inspired by 70s splatter and exploitation cinema (and the recent Rodriguez-Tarantino tribute to those genres) and referencing […]
William Wyler’s 1965 film version of the John Fowles novel, which confirmed the stardom of the incomparable Terence Stamp, should be held up alongside seminal serial-killer flicks like Psycho and […]
Hmmm. Now why would the Venture Theatre, visiting from Green Bay, schedule its press opening against the Bears’ season opener? Dare I say–conspiracy? Writer-star Mike Eserkaln’s show takes a satirical, […]
Law enforcement, neighborhood held hostage by phony bank-robbery hostage situation.
Ozzocalypse Day 2: Mariotti strikes back, Ozzie keeps on burnin’
Ozzie Guillen rips the Sox; fans rip Guillen, team, coaches, management …
Why Michael Vick isn’t R. Kelly.
Chief among the inelegant oddities framing this Pretty Blue Sky production of Coward’s frothy classic is the way the title’s been stenciled, in deco lettering, on one wall of the […]
It’s easy to tag Sam Shepard’s 1983 play as self-parody, but if you ask me Shepard has trafficked in the stuff for most of his career. As with fellow icon […]
Broad strokes and lapses in realism have to be allowed for in children’s theater, but this show might try an eight-year-old’s patience. The story–about a kid who finds a magical […]
The R is for “retarded.” Wisconsin Dells guru Tommy Bartlett, in thrall to a homicidal arcade game and its knife-wielding Humpty Dumpty sidekick, lures foreign tourists to the pair’s amusement-park […]
Brecht’s 1943 play turns the dialectic of Major Barbara in on itself, fusing Machiavellian father and idealistic daughter in a single character. The upshot of the metaphor: market socialism (or […]