The very first Ghost Light column I wrote back in summer of 2020, I interviewed Markie Gray, the incoming managing director for Raven Theatre. Gray was hired to work alongside artistic director Cody Estle, who assumed the job in November 2017 from founders (and married couple) Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro. (The board’s decision to […]
Twenty years later, I still get chills when I think about the final line in Brett Neveu’s Eric LaRue, his drama about the aftermath of a school shooting, in which the mother of a teenage boy who killed three of his classmates tries to come to grips with the monstrous deed. Apparently I’m not the […]
Changes in faces, places, and union rules might carry harbingers of a shifting landscape in Chicago theater.
This year’s lineup offers a smorgasbord of online options; plus honoring Felicia P. Fields and remembering Edward S. Weil Jr. and Sally Banes
Audrey Cefaly’s story of a photographer and an agoraphobe goes far beyond Madison County.
Complaints from the production team of His Shadow have opened a painful discussion for Berwyn’s 16th Street Theater and head Ann Filmer.
Aline Lathrop’s drama explores different sides of a timeless story.
An inspirational kids’ show and a not-be-missed Lyric Opera production are among this week’s best bets.
Karen Zacarías’s stage adaptation of the beloved novel by Chicago writer Luis Alberto Urrea is sly and sharp—and faithful in its fashion.
The Goodman’s A Christmas Carol leads the seasonal onslaught.
This week’s stage highlights include three losers who (hopefully) make good and four 19th-century fictional heroines battling their would-be betrotheds.
Porchlight’s Dreamgirls, Piven Theatre’s Dead Man Walking, and Steep Theatre’s The Few are among this week’s theater highlights.
A moving drama about the AIDS epidemic and an immersive puzzle/play inspired by retro video games are among this week’s best bets.
Victory Gardens Theater stages Anupama Chandrasekhar’s Disconnect, set in a Chennai, India, call center.
Justin Hayford reviews Brett Neveu’s 2002 drama Eric LaRue at A Red Orchid Theatre.