The last time I checked in with Evanston’s youth-oriented Mudlark Theater in April 2020, they were in the midst of pivoting to online workshops and creating digital shows. The company has returned to live classes and performances since then. And now, with the help of two grants, they’re poised to further expand their focus on […]
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 […]
Eighteen months after it was originally slated to run at the Goodman Theatre, American Mariachi, written by José Cruz González, makes its midwest premiere under the direction of Henry Godinez, presented in association with the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) as part of Destinos: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. It was so worth the wait, […]
Marti Lyons takes over at Remy Bumppo, while Lorena Diaz and Wendy Mateo share the top job at Teatro Vista.
A new adaptation of Macbeth makes its U.S. debut at the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance’s Destinos festival.
Betrayal undermines an engaging man of La Mancha in Writers Theatre’s latest.
Roberto Bolaño’s sprawling novel becomes a phantasmagoric five-and-a-half-hour ride.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful fails to wring out a drop of genuine drama.
The Albany Park Theater Project’s passionate exploration of undocumented immigrants opens Thursday at the Goodman.
Cuba’s Teatro Buendía adapts the landmark Mexican novel Pedro Páramo for the Latino Theatre Festival.
Henry Godinez, curator of the Goodman’s biennial Latino Theatre Festival, on this year’s unofficial theme
A review of the Goodman Theatre production of Jose Rivera’s play Boleros for the Disenchanted, directed by Henry Godinez.