- Suzanne Plunkett
The Green Day jukebox show, American Idiot, will be hanging on through Sunday in a touring production at the Oriental Theatre. You’ll probably enjoy it if you’re already a Green Day fan (or simply in your 40s). Otherwise, you may find yourself wondering exactly how big a truck could be driven through the holes in its overheated, operatic scenario.
Meanwhile, we have five Chicago-made shows to recommend.
Teatro Luna premiered Crossed late last year. The Reader‘s Julia Thiel liked it then, but the Lunas revised it anyway. Now this montage of scenes about immigrants, legal and otherwise, seems angrier in tone, and it’s also jettisoned one of Thiel’s favorite bits (a disembodied voice at an airport, sorting passengers for “additional screening based on the color of their labia”). But overall, we’re sticking by our earlier assessment.