René Magritte’s 1929 painting La Trahison des images is best known for the text it contains: painted in a curlicue script beneath the curved image of a pipe are the words, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.” The paradox brings us not to the depth of the pipe but the surface, gleaming with a plastic finish, […]
Months of confinement and isolation inform two introspective, retrospective works on a bill shared by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and RE|Dance this November, and one thing is certain: never has an apse looked more like the inner curve of a cranial vault, and our activities within the bone-white walls of Ebenezer Lutheran Church seemed more like […]
Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, which will give you that wonderful overnight “extra hour” if you happen to be out and about around 2 AM on Sunday morning (you don’t have to go home, but you can’t “save” here, bwahaha!). And the time is going to change whether you’re awake or not, so don’t […]
Chicago rapper the Boy Illinois headlines his first show since dropping the triumphant Windy EP, three current and former Chicagoans set a piece of Finnegans Wake to music, and more.
A monstrous revival and a collaboration between Writers Theatre and Second City are among this week’s theater and performance best bets.
The Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theatre Festival features 72 hours of performances starting with a march from Daley Plaza.
Wilfredo Rivera, artistic director of Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, saw: El Nogalar at Goodman Theatre I thought it was a very interesting take on the Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Tanya Saracho created a very unique voice and representation of the civil and social changes taking place on the Mexican border, because of the drug […]