Atomic Sketch, which bills itself “Chicago’s original drink and draw” event, celebrates its 14th birthday today in the best way it knows how: a special anniversary drinking and drawing session […]
So, a bicyclist walks up to a beach on the North Shore. It’s hot, he’s been riding, he just wants to put his feet in the cool Lake Michigan water […]
Here is a riddle for you: What do a game of chess and life have in common?* Inside the tidy, rule-driven universe of a chess board, seven-year-old Alice stumbles upon […]
Right before the stay-at-home order hit Chicago in March of 2020, Lookingglass Theatre opened Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by ensemble member J. Nicole Brooks. I called that […]
Lookingglass delivers a stunning world premiere about Chicago’s first woman mayor, public housing, and race.
Lookingglass produces the first in J. Nicole Brooks’s planned quartet of Chicago plays.
Theater doesn’t have to make you hangry.
The best moments in dance this year focused on the power of community.
Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is moving and magical.
Mark Larson explains how he created his 700-page behemoth.
This is the fourth adaptation this year, if you’re still keeping track.
Actor Kareem Bandealy’s playwriting debut overreaches.
Christmas trains, elves, bingo, showgirls, and many, many carols, plus the Quranic perspective and Hanukkah goblins.
His retirement after 38 years will leave a void both at the Reader and in Chicago’s theater scene.
Frankenfest brings four stage adaptations of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece.