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.
A “ferocious ensemble effort” and a pitch-perfect revival are among this week’s best bets.
David Catlin’s dazzling aerial-acrobatic production returns.
Also, how the feds built a case against former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert.
A Korean-American family drama and an all-female Annoyance troupe are among this week’s best bets.
Aaron Posner adapts another Chekhov classic, this time for Lookingglass Theatre.
The cabaret-style show shines in its musical numbers, but suffers in its storytelling.
García Lorca gets transplanted to the Dust Bowl, and an off-Loop mainstay goes noir.
“Sea voyages are in almost every thing I’ve ever done,” Mary Zimmerman acknowledged in an e-mail exchange. The auteur, known for stage realizations of The Odyssey, The Argonauticka, and other watery epics, supposes that the ocean holds a “great romance” for her because she grew up in landlocked Nebraska. Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Inland” (“What […]