Actor, singer, and all-around raconteur Jane Blass, who called Chicago home from 1988-2006 before she relocated to New York, where she performed on Broadway and in the touring companies of many shows, died at 59 after a long struggle with stomach cancer on August 6. Dorothy Milne, her friend and cofounder of the long-running women’s storytelling collective the Sweat Girls, compiled these remembrances from those who knew and loved her in Chicago and New York.
The Pursuit of Happiness and Pride and Prejudice confront the limitations of Zoom culture with exhilarating results.
Lifeline’s staging of Charles Johnson’s novel has sea legs.
Our critics suggest ten ways to fill out that slightly longer calendar this month.
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries brings children and animals together for a family-friendly yarn.
The Guatemalan immigrant shares his own perspectives on failure and finding his voice.
Lifeline’s revival of this 2002 Dorothy Sayers adaptation could use more breathing room to fully come alive.
In which five actors play the entire village of Highbury.
When you get tired of listening to spies, there’s a beautiful set and lighting.
Puppets! Storytelling! Social consciousness! Brilliant teens! Rhinofest weirdness!
Explore haunted houses, meet a vampiric rabbit, two Frankensteins, and Freddy Krueger’s hot brother
It fails to pay tribute to the big questions raised by the classic novel celebrating its bicentennial this year.
Frankenfest brings four stage adaptations of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece.
Young audiences may appreciate it more than their parents.
Closing night of Lifeline’s Anna Kareina and more goings-on 4/6-4/8