Fannie (The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer) by Cheryl L. West, now onstage at the Goodman Theatre, delivers a sorely needed injection of patriotism into our cynical electorate. But don’t balk at the word “patriotism”—this show is a far departure from your high school assembly. Fannie was presented abridged last fall in public […]
By definition, futurology is the study of current trends, the findings of which can be used to forecast future developments. It’s also a schema that applies perfectly to this current, uncertain era of Chicago theater, and one that is the driving ethos behind Teatro Vista’s 30th season, the first to be helmed by the company’s […]
Goodman, Congo Square, and Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights all announce major changes at the top.
Plays by Adam Rapp, Adrienne Kennedy, and Ike Holter make a livestream connection with audiences.
Possibilities produces a live Zoom version of The Dining Room, but Melody DeRogatis has post-pandemic plans for her company.
The new musical Verböten uses the story of Jason Narducy’s forgotten early-80s band to talk about the power of subculture.
Gaping conceptual hole aside, the Goodman Theatre staging is entertaining.
Aguijón Theater’s dreamlike staging of Federico García Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba is worth the trek.
Fresh reviews from Reader critics
From “pointless” to “devastatingly beautiful”
The Iceman Cometh
Steppenwolf 1650 N. Halsted 312-335-1650 www.steppenwolf.org Runners-up Lookingglass Goodman