In Howard Hawks’s 1941 screwball comedy Ball of Fire, chanteuse/mob moll Katherine “Sugarpuss” O’Shea (Barbara Stanwyck) hides out from the cops and her killer boyfriend by taking refuge in the […]
The Southport corridor venue gets new life and new leadership.
Your quest for a comedy master class ends at the Mercury Theater.
Still, Mercury Theater’s production hits all the right notes.
The two-person cast plays a multitude of characters with infinite energy.
Aimless college grads still need their own Sesame Street.
Its Spanish title, La Luz de un Cigarrillo, is more fitting.
No man, especially a 35-year-old bachelor, is an island.
An Equity touring production of the Carole King musical and an evening of Latinx sketch comedy are among this week’s best bets.
What might be gory fun as a late-night show to be viewed drink in hand just ain’t so from the seats at the Mercury.
“The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” and the unhinged Albee classic are among this week’s best bets.
A Chicago premiere from Porchlight and a searing solo show on gun violence are among this week’s best bets.
A mashup of Shakespeare with The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch is one of this week’s high- (or maybe lowlights).
Two hit musical comedies and a drama examining the Chicago Police Department’s “systemic racism” are among this week’s best bets.
Walter Stearns is talking about his plans for the Mercury Theater—but not about his investors.