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Call her Kayla

Fresh off her success playing Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s daunting, dark one-hander, Happy Days, Chicago actor Kayla Boye is appearing in a lighter role, that of movie icon (and OG tabloid favorite) Elizabeth Taylor in a one-person show, Call Me Elizabeth, written by Boye. The show is being produced at Venus Cabaret Theater June 16-18. […]

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Lynn Nottage makes it work

If you’re up for journeys to the suburbs this weekend, it’s possible to see two plays by Lynn Nottage; Sweat, which earned Nottage her second Pulitzer Prize in 2017, is closing Sunday in Aurora at Paramount Theatre’s new Copley black-box space. (Reader contributor Catey Sullivan called the production, directed by Andrea J. Dymond, “gripping” and […]

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A Glorious Synergy

DESIGN FOR LIVING Apple Tree Theatre Company I like to put my nose right up to great paintings and study how the artists achieved their effects: a crude dab of white paint, for example, endows a human eye with intelligence; some roughly layered colors make an Impressionist landscape shimmer. There’s something incongruous about the fact […]