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International Symposium on Chicago Theatre attempts to shake the trees

There are almost 300 professional theater companies at work in Chicago today, ranging from big-name institutions like Steppenwolf and Second City to fringe stalwarts like the Curious Theatre Branch. Yet scholars still consider New York the epicenter of drama in the U.S. Columbia College’s International Symposium on Chicago Theatre is calculated to change that. “This […]

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2 White Guys

It should be mentioned up front that neither member of 2 White Guys is a white guy: this local sketch comedy duo consists of African-American male Jordan Peele and white female Rebecca Drysdale. What really makes 2 White Guys stand out from the crowd is how well they play to each other’s strengths. Peele employs […]