Steppenwolf finally cut the ribbon on their new theater and education center on Tuesday after two and a half years of construction, and everybody from Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot (whose wife, Amy Eshleman, is on the theater’s board of trustees) to many current members of the ensemble showed up to mark the occasion, which […]
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A tsunami of news and a new path for Actors’ Equity membership
Changes in faces, places, and union rules might carry harbingers of a shifting landscape in Chicago theater.
Retail, resistance, and rebirth in Wally World and Kickback
Christmas Eve goes to 11 in Isaac Gómez’s workplace comedy; About Face celebrates Black queer lives, past and present.
Plano provides a loopy look at three sisters
Authentic dialogue grounds First Floor Theater’s dark comedy.
Steppenwolf’s LookOut series opens its doors to younger companies
First Floor’s Plano and Definition’s White connect emerging companies and established artists.
Girls in a dance troupe glimpse the pain of the adult world in Dance Nation
Clare Barron’s drama delivers flagrantly graceless dancing, but heartstopping truths.
The Faustian bargains in Witch take on extra resonance in the current political climate
The devil has a much easier time raking up the souls of castle-dwelling men.
Choir Boy, Foxfinder, and 12 more stage shows to see now
A play by Moonlight author Tarell Alvin McCraney and a paranoiac drama by British playwright Dawn Hall are among this week’s best bets.
Erika Sheffer’s The Fundamentals does David Mamet proud
The intriguing outweighs the dutiful in Steppenwolf’s new production.
Who’s Next Up at Steppenwolf?
Next Up rep presents three productions by newly graduated MFA directors and designers
Theater Review: Steppenwolf’s Next Up
Young directors know the old ways well