Nearly 69 years since its birth as a smash movie, the seasonally ubiquitous White Christmas remains a good, old-fashioned holiday chestnut. It also remains an objectively odious, old holiday chestnut. To say it has not aged well is to put it mildly. To put it frankly, I would like to think this is not a […]
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Siah Berlatsky shakes up Shakespeare
Siah Berlatsky just graduated this month from ChiArts, but though she’s taking a gap year before college, the 18-year-old playwright-director-actor isn’t letting the grass grow under her feet. In August, she’ll be part of Artistic Home’s outdoor developmental series, “Summer on the Patio,” with her Elizabethan-style gender-bending rom-com, Malapert Love, which she also directs. (“Malapert,” […]
The School for Lies, At the Table, and seven more new stage shows to see now
A spritely update of the Molière classic and a revival of Broken Nose Theatre’s hit are among this week’s best bets.
Chicago, Lady X: The Musical, and seven more new theater reviews
The hometown return of an iconic show and the tuneful reboot of a camp classic are among this week’s best bets.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Gender Breakdown, and nine more stage shows to see now
A black Irish comedy and a look at inequity in the local theater scene are among this week’s best bets.
Chicago Shakespeare’s The Heir Apparent is a forced farce
David Ives’s latest ‘transladaptation’ lacks the witty resourcefulness of his previous works.
The cross, the crosshairs, and the rest of this week’s screenings
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Love hurts in Goodman’s Venus in Fur
David Ives deliciously satirizes the novel that gave us S-M in Goodman’s Venus in Fur.
Led by the nose in Cyrano de Bergerac
Adapted by Anthony Burgess, Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac takes on a tragic silhouette.
Reader’s Agenda Wed 7/3: American Music Festival, The-Drum, and The Liar
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, July 3