As the single most-produced contemporary playwright in the Goodman Theater’s history, Rebecca Gilman has provided audiences with some truly perceptive, unflinching depictions of life’s varied brutalities. 1999’s Spinning Into Butter took on racism at a small, supposedly progressive liberal arts college. Fourteen years before #MeToo, Boy Gets Girl stunned with its take on the nightmarish […]
Maria Irene Fornés’s feminist masterpiece Zooms in to help Season of Concern.
Generational and racial divides light the fuse at Writers Theatre.
Gaping conceptual hole aside, the Goodman Theatre staging is entertaining.
A tables-turning HIV drama and a world premiere from Redtwist are among this week’s best bets.
Eugene O’Neill’s family tragedy Long Day’s Journey Into Night gets a true-to-life staging at Court Theatre.
Bruce Norris’s dark comedy looks at the aftermath of a political sex scandal.
Christopher Durang’s overrated Tony Award winner is a case of absurdism lite.
Bruce Graham’s White Guy on the Bus shows the toxic legacy of slavery.
Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale puts a baby’s fate in the hands of flawed people.
Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale shows the humanity behind a battle to determine the fate of an infant.
TimeLine Theatre gets Larry Kramer’s important The Normal Heart pumping.
The enduring importance of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart
An unsatisfying Angels in America at Court Theatre
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