In January of 2020, Black Button Eyes Productions presented the Chicago premiere of Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s quirky musical ghost story Whisper House, about an 11-year-old boy living in a haunted lighthouse. Now the company—whose motto is “We help magic invade reality”—has returned to song-driven supernatural storytelling with Mary Rose, an original musical based […]
J.M. Barrie’s most famous creation has become shorthand for all puckish men-children who refuse to grow up, entranced by a world of adventure and derring-do, where good and evil exist on an uncomplicated binary. But while Peter Pan and his fellow Lost Boys have found life in numerous adaptations since Barrie first introduced the character […]
A young boy and his reclusive aunt face down old ghosts during World War II
A festival of ten-minute plays and an interactive kids’ show are among this week’s best bets.
A locked-room experience from Escape Artistry and a foolproof improv show are among this week’s best bets.
Two well-loved musicals are among this week’s highlights.
A satanic hand puppet, a live version of Cheers, and a Twelfth Night in Hindi are among this season’s highlights.