The longtime Chicago playwright joins a new mini-renaissance of aural drama.
“The greatest book musical of all time” and a Woyzeck for the jazz age are among this week’s best bets.
A performance by the instrumental band Mar Caribe will precede screenings of the short Balloonfest and the documentary feature Thy Father’s Chair.
Chicago banjo fiend Al Scorch talks about his inspirations—including freak bikes, DIY hardcore, and Kelly Hogan.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, May 10.
An unusual sing-along at Garfield Park Conservatory, a Kings of Leon remix by houses, and more
Beethoven and Quasimodo are singing panelists in The Hunchback Variations Opera
In There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, Mickle Maher looks at academics in ecstasy and despair.