In his preshow speech, Court Theatre artistic director Charles Newell asked the audience how many had ever seen Henrik Ibsen’s 1888 play The Lady from the Sea before. “We’re at Court Theatre and we’re doing an Ibsen play only four people have seen,” he responded. That alone helps make the case for this production, which […]
Ghostlight Ensemble’s online festival celebrates overlooked women playwrights.
Even without a door slam, Henrik Ibsen’s classic hits home.
Nora Helmer returns—and this time it’s personal.
The time, place, and motives are unclear in the humorless production.
This Thomas Stockmann is courageous, tenacious, and a little nuts: a man of our times.
A black comedy at Windy City Playhouse and a black musical at Victory Gardens are among this week’s best bets.
A tables-turning HIV drama and a world premiere from Redtwist are among this week’s best bets.
Two solo performances are among this week’s best bets.
As A Doll’s House plays in the city, Writers Theatre’s new Jeanne Gang-designed facility goes up in the burbs.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Writers Theatre’s full-color Hedda Gabler puts the humanity back in Ibsen’s classic.
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
It’s a struggle to make Ghosts seem scandalous in the age of August: Osage County.
Tony Adler reviews Court Theatre’s 1990 production of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts.