It’s the final week to catch the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s “SAIC Faculty Sabbatical Triennial” exhibition, which features work produced by 38 faculty members who completed a sabbatical or a similar paid leave during the last three academic years. Not only does this show represent the breadth of ideas and creative practices […]
On October 28, Pop-Up Magazine will be staged at the Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture.
The Chicago Children’s Theatre’s 18th season kicks off with Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster, an innovative production from the Emmy Award-winning multimedia performance collective, Manual Cinema. Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster Through 10/16: Sat-Sun 9:30 and 11:30 AM, Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine, 312-374-8835, chicagochildrenstheatre.org, $25-$36 Based on […]
In July, as COVID-19 restrictions began to lift and the Chicago performing arts geared themselves up to resurrect, the Rough House Theater Co. headquarters at coartistic directors Claire Saxe and Mike Oleon’s home in Humboldt Park morphed into a puppet rehearsal palace. Rough House’s anthology production House of the Exquisite Corpse wouldn’t be opening at […]
The new Candyman film draws inspiration from the original from the very first scene of the opening credits. Just as the 1992 version began with a slow crawl along the highway, the 2021 version follows the path of the el tracks, then flips, traveling skyward and westward through downtown in a stunning, upside-down shot of […]
A Dickens chestnut and a spoof of 1970s celebrity specials join the online holiday theater lineup.
Zoom past the COVID doldrums with these August workshops.
The company offers an online ‘retrospectacular’ of four previous shows.
Theater on the Lake kicks off its season with a free three-day seminar for the Chicago theater community.
The men may kick and scream, but it’s the women who lead.
The latest version of the story presented in Chicago is inflected with bits of Mary Shelley’s personal life.
Frankenfest brings four stage adaptations of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece.
The multimedia ensemble’s latest production is a beautiful and transfixing examination of the effects of the industrial age.
The shadow puppetry performance collective will be producing a two-week run of the show at the Chopin Theatre.
There’s a raft of recommended new plays this week.