Invictus Theatre’s intimate, bare-bones modern-dress staging of Hamlet is storefront Shakespeare at its best. The company’s stated aim is to “promote a better understanding . . . of heightened language . . . to express the breadth of the human condition,” and this dynamic, clearly spoken non-Equity production delivers. Director Charles Askenaizer guides the ensemble […]
Chicago Shakespeare’s staging draws upon the concept of a legacy interrupted and destroyed by racial violence.
The film The Train of Salt and Sugar and more goings-on 6/29-7/1.
He brings utter control over the language and a quality of hard-won majesty to the role.
The acclaimed documentary filmmaker’s new Netflix show is an interesting, if overlong, history lesson
The best-ever explanation for what makes reindeer fly and the 25th anniversary of a Chicago classic are among this week’s best bets.
Personal stories become fodder for improv scenes in this week’s best bet. Plus: New Millennium’s death by thee and thou
A one-woman show about a terrible tragedy and an improvised thriller performed under the influence are among this week’s best bets.
Controversies over abuse, alleged druggings, and “whitewashing” roiled even as Shakespeare 400 Chicago soared.
Short runs at the MCA and Chicago Shakespeare Theater are among this week’s notable shows.
A political dinosaur makes a last stand in Mike Bartlett’s drama.
Sandra Marquez and Kate Fry are darkly fascinating as Sophocles’s murderous queen and her obsessed daughter.
A satanic hand puppet, a live version of Cheers, and a Twelfth Night in Hindi are among this season’s highlights.
Efforts are underway to make Chicago’s theater less uniformly white, thin, able-bodied, and gender-conforming.
We pare the year-long catalog of events down just a little bit.