Delicious acerbic drag performances spice up this whodunit.
Author Archives: Marissa Oberlander
Invisible needs to take a closer look at why women join the Klan
Mary Bonnett’s drama has intriguing subject matter, but doesn’t fully connect.
The daughter of migrant workers finds courage and friendship in Luna
Filament Theatre’s staging helps the audience feel right at home.
Shadows of Birds shows how addiction casts a pall on entire families
Glass Apple Theatre’s production localizes and humanizes the opioid epidemic.
Howards End and the architecture of hurry
Douglas Post’s new adaptation for Remy Buppo resonates in our age of class unrest and digital disconnects.
A great performance from Molly Lyons can’t save Sweet Texas Reckoning
A lack of detail prevents the characters from appearing as complex, multifaceted personalities.
Style & Grace pays tribute to Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson
Black Ensemble Theater’s latest bio-musical tells the stories of two great jazz divas.
Who’s The Worst Mother in the World?
Halcyon Theatre goes beyond mommy issues to examine three complicated women.
Landladies explores the power dynamic between renters and owners
It’s a moving depiction of crippling homelessness and how solutions feel completely out of reach.
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation . . . grapples with giving voice to a forgotten people
A troupe of actors struggles to tell the story of the near-forgotten Herero people.
Bros do Prose brings hip-hop to Neverland in Peter Pan
The two-person cast plays a multitude of characters with infinite energy.
WaistWatchers could use an update—and a female writer
But if you must, see it before Martha Wash leaves the cast on October 28.
Tootsie remains charming, even in the #MeToo era
“Being a woman is no job for a man” still rings true.
Alice proves what we already guessed: Evanston is Wonderland
Things get curiouser and curiouser during this roaming production.
These Shining Lives tells the true story of the ‘Radium Girls’ of Ottawa, Illinois
The one-act is heavy-handed but accurate.