A revamped version of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta and a taut, intense two-hander are among this week’s best bets.
Tag: Lillian Hellman
Chicago theater was true to our times in 2015
Theater Wit’s Bad Jews and the Goodman’s Stop. Reset. are among our senior theater critic’s favorites of the year.
Director Henry Wishcamper is teaching old Foxes new tricks at the Goodman
Wishcamper explains how to make an old classic feel relevant again.
Goodman Theatre’s The Little Foxes gives us a woman to rival Lady Macbeth
Lillian Hellman’s prescient midcentury melodrama is a portrait of rapacity.
The Children’s Hour: Lies, secrets, and silence, revived for the Facebook age
Pride Films and Plays bring back The Children’s Hour, Lillian Hellman’s 1934 drama.
The story of the diary of Anne Frank
Rinne Groff’s Compulsion tells the tale of a writer whose evangelical zeal for Anne Frank turned to bitter infatuation.
When Newspapers Screw Up
Every copy editor, when beginning on a new story turned in by a familiar writer, has a preconception of how well written it will be and, more to the point, how accurate. Mary McCarthy once said about Lillian Hellman, “Every word she writes is a lie, including and and the.” If McCarthy had been Hellman’s […]
Hellman fest on its way
Off-Loop theaters team up to celebrate Lillian Hellman’s work.