I didn’t meet the revered Chicago Tribune theater critic, Richard Christiansen, until 2016 when I started interviewing him for my book Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater. He was 84 years old and living at The Selfhelp Home, an assisted living facility for older Jewish adults where a caregiver he particularly liked would sit […]
And director Pam MacKinnon and her Steppenwolf cast give us a masterwork.
Eddie Torres, artistic director of Teatro Vista, read: My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King by Reymundo Sanchez A thrilling book. Set in Chicago and based on a true story, My Bloody Life chronicles the transformation of an individual’s rise and fall in the notorious Latin Kings street gang in Chicago. The book’s […]