This is a great play for the summer—despite its title—because The Winter’s Tale is as much about the coming of spring as it is the dreary desolation of December. At least that is what director Kevin Theis emphasizes in this high-spirited, lighthearted production. All that is positive, sweet, and redemptive in the play—the openhearted expressions […]
I spent most of the 90s in the Bay Area, where outdoor theater in the summer is a given, and the weather generally cooperates (if you’re not facing the threat of forest fires, that is). But in Chicago, extreme heat and thunderstorms go with the territory. Despite Mother Nature and other logistical challenges, outdoor theater […]
A clever mashup of fact and fiction and a “radio show” version of the holiday classic are among this week’s best bets.
A “queer as f**k riot grrrl musical” and Chicago Dance Crash’s latest story-length hip-hop showcase are among this week’s best bets.
A dark comedy from Jackalope and a go-for-the-jugular solo performance are among this week’s best bets.
A haunting show from the Cuckoo’s Theater Project and George Bernard Shaw’s classic are among this week’s best bets.
Lifeline Theatre’s delightful Monstrous Regiment adapts a volume of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.
A memoir of the Rocky Horror Picture Show cult, by Kevin Theis and Ron Fox
Kristine Thatcher will direct Driving Miss Daisy for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.