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Handmaids’ tales

Factory Theater takes a stab at stories like The Handmaid’s Tale and The Stepford Wives (that suburban dystopia envisioned originally by novelist Ira Levin in 1972, and then translated to screen in 1975 and 2004). In The HOA, written by Angelina Martinez and directed by Christy Arington, a couple of the characters even use “SWP” […]

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Sex education

The Chicago production of off-Broadway’s longest running comedy is a fun, interactive night out with some surprisingly touching, and even useful, takeaways. The 75-minute show is based on a 1997 book of the same title (by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman), which the program reminds us was ahead of its time—before Will & Grace, Sex […]