Covering theater in Chicago is sometimes about writing valedictions for companies that have decided it’s time to fold up the tent. In the past couple of weeks, two such announcements came through. Underscore Theatre announced in late September that they were closing permanently. (During the pandemic, the company gave up their storefront rental space at […]
If you’re up for journeys to the suburbs this weekend, it’s possible to see two plays by Lynn Nottage; Sweat, which earned Nottage her second Pulitzer Prize in 2017, is closing Sunday in Aurora at Paramount Theatre’s new Copley black-box space. (Reader contributor Catey Sullivan called the production, directed by Andrea J. Dymond, “gripping” and […]
Eclipse Theatre’s all-Durang seasons finishes strong with a brutal black comedy about post-9/11 paranoia.
The film Beirut and more goings-on the week of 4/23-4/26.
Eclipse Theatre kicks off its season-long tribute to William Inge with one of his lesser works.
There’s a raft of recommended new plays this week.
A touring Broadway hit and a youth revival from American Theater Company are among this week’s best bets.
Porchlight’s Dreamgirls, Piven Theatre’s Dead Man Walking, and Steep Theatre’s The Few are among this week’s theater highlights.
Off-Loop theaters team up to celebrate Lillian Hellman’s work.