Christian Alexander is the writer and co-star of this world premiere production from his brand-new company, Campfire Repertory Theatre. James (Keith Ferguson) and Michelle (Ashley Graham) come home after what […]
Those of us who have been kicking around Chicago theater for more than a couple of decades fondly remember Scenes, the Lakeview theater-focused bookstore and cafe that provided a Clark […]
Most Americans know British actor Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, the plainspoken cook who presided over the kitchen at Downton Abbey through six seasons and two films. (The newest film […]
Based on stand-up and radio personality Harry Teinowitz’s own experiences in rehab and recovery, this sweet, good-natured play takes its protagonist, Harry, through his journey in rehab, from his denial-filled […]
Harry Teinowitz is an affable guy. When I call him up to talk about his first play, When Harry Met Rehab (opening in previews next Wednesday at the Greenhouse), we […]
A show reopens and closes under fire; plus new leadership and a new funding initiative for Black theater makers
We See You W.A.T. and Honk for Justice focus on anti-racism; Greenhouse and Random Acts of Theater dip into live performance again.
A solo show about the man behind Bull Moose stands alone.
The founder of Body Politic died in December, but the seeds he planted 50 years ago played an immeasurable role in the growth of Chicago’s small theater scene.
Sturdy performances can’t hide the faulty premise underlying David Alex’s new play.
Mary Bonnett’s play cycle continues.
We’d let the mentalist bamboozle us anytime.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, June 2
We check out Kiss Kiss Cabaret’s dressing room
Fresh performing arts reviews by Reader critics