When it comes to bold and audacious stagings of Measure for Measure (for my money, the most unpleasant of Shakespeare’s “problem plays”), it’s hard to top Robert Falls’s dark take-no-prisoners 2013 production at the Goodman, which reimagined Vienna as Times Square, circa the late 1970s. (Think David Simon’s The Deuce on HBO.) But Henry Godinez’s […]
Bertie Wooster isn’t the dimmest bulb onstage in First Folio’s Wodehouse romp.
As First Folio’s droll and dark production demonstrates, he rather deserves it.
Joe Foust deftly portrays the detective and all the parties in the investigation.
Time-traveling tale The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence focuses on the help in the form of a quartet of Watsons.
The Chicago Theater Memorial Bike Ride commemorates theater professionals who have recently passed.
Last summer Defiant Theatre company members Joe Foust and Richard Ragsdale caught lightning in a bottle with their wacky, whip-smart parody of the action genre’s most egregious cliches, performed to enthusiastic audiences at the American Theater Company and Theater on the Lake. Yet Foust and Ragsdale went back and revised their script in an effort […]