The hour-long circus from Bogotá runs as part of the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.
Author Archives: Tony Adler
Fight Night highlights just how little control ordinary Americans have over the democratic process
The Belgian troupe Ontroerend Goed interactive performance is perfectly timed.
There are a lot of facts in Truman and the Birth of Israel, but they don’t add up to much
Instead this Greenhouse production invents its central dramatic incident to make its point.
E. Faye Butler plays Gypsy’s Mama Rose as one great, ferocious growl
The rest of Porchlight’s raucous revival shines around her.
Crumbs From the Table of Joy and Flyin’ West resonate together in separate productions
And together they provide two perspectives on black women’s lives, written by black women.
Steep Theatre strips Amelia Roper’s Zürich of all its humor
All that’s left of the angry satire is punishment.
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is scrumdiddlyumptious and satisfyingly gross
There’s also something weirdly liberating about the sight of Oompa Loompas toting knives.
With Downstate, Bruce Norris finally earns his Pulitzer
And director Pam MacKinnon and her Steppenwolf cast give us a masterwork.
David Cale shares his life story in We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time
But this Goodman production should best be understood as a reliving than a true memoir.
A woman gets stripped to her psychic skin in Naked
Trap Door Theatre’s revival of the Pirandello play is farcical, soapy, and profound.
Lifeline Theatre’s Frankenstein reduces Mary Shelley’s cosmic struggle to a therapy session
It fails to pay tribute to the big questions raised by the classic novel celebrating its bicentennial this year.
Chicago celebrates two centuries of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster
Frankenfest brings four stage adaptations of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece.
Coming this fall: Indecent and Downstate, two plays with a better-than-even chance of being great
A local debut and a world premiere that just might merit the hype.
BigMouth asks you to consider what Socrates, Malcolm X, and Ann Coulter have in common
Valentijn Dhaenens’s one-man show is designed to start a conversation.
House Theatre’s Borealis doesn’t quite light up the sky
Bennett Fisher’s play has all the amenities except a well-explored point.