No wings close the expanse of earth that widens the Court Theatre stage to a landscape in Caryl Churchill’s Fen, directed by Vanessa Stalling, with scenic design by Collette Pollard. The terraced land, hemmed in scalloped edges by shining metal borders, looks like the ocean, diminished and immobilized in its crash against the massive concrete […]
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Lindsay Joelle’s The Garbologists, now in a local premiere at Northlight under Cody Estle’s direction, is a slice-of-life two-hander about an odd-couple pair of New York sanitation workers. Marlowe (Tiffany Renee Johnson) is a Black woman with multiple degrees in art history from Columbia. Danny (Luigi Sottile) is a brash motormouth white man from Staten […]
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Banish all thoughts of Julie Andrews and the classic film The Sound of Music and take in the stage version at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. From top to bottom, from eldest to first-grader Reese Bella, the voices are stunning. Whether standards such as “My Favorite Things” or the lesser-known “How Can Love Survive,” the songs […]
The Wolves starts strong—then chokes on too many sports movie cliches
Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer-nominated play isn’t the landmark of feminist theater it could be.
Writers Theatre’s joyful The Importance of Being Earnest has a dreadful spoiler
Just as in Oscar Wilde’s time, there are whispers in the audience.
Hir is Steppenwolf’s latest, funniest victim-impact statement
Oh dad, poor dad, Taylor Mac’s hung you up on meds . . .
Lookingglass’s In the Garden is more diorama than drama
Lookingglass Theatre’s In the Garden has impressive acting and a terrific staging and that’s it.
Down the rabbit hole with the House Theatre’s Dorian
The House Theatre’s Dorian takes us down the rabbit hole—just not far enough.
TimeLine Theatre Company Brings Back the Golden Age of Ink
Chicago’s an eight-newspaper town in Hecht and MacArthur’s The Front Page.
Kushner’s Dark Lark
Court Theatre stages a solid Illusion.