Steve Scott’s bare-bones production is storefront Shakespeare at its best.
Chekhov’s masterwork gets a master staging.
Controversies over abuse, alleged druggings, and “whitewashing” roiled even as Shakespeare 400 Chicago soared.
A political dinosaur makes a last stand in Mike Bartlett’s drama.
With June comes the summer theater season.
Shakespeare in Belarusian and a reimagined Tennessee Williams play are among the theater highlights this week.
The Belorusan troupe conjures up a storm to end all storms and a battle to end all battles with a few tarpaulins.
We pare the year-long catalog of events down just a little bit.
At Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Larry Yando gives us a Lear that’s part brilliant, part overblown.
Our top picks for fall theater: Playwright Lucas Hnath heats up, Rashid Johnson stages Dutchman in a bath house, and more must-sees.
James Adomian’s many impressions—from cartoon villains to Gary Busey—are his greatest means of comedy.
The Neo-Futurists reflect on a quarter century of their forever-running show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Henry VIII is undone by overdoing.
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Head of Passes puts a payment down on future masterpieces.
A review of Lewis Black’s show at the new City Winery Chicago