If you’re going to title your movie The Sea Beast, you need to commit to a beast that earns its billing.
The past 20 months have been such a whirlwind of sickness, grief, political madness, and worldwide protests for causes either righteous and necessary or selfish and deranged—it hasn’t been easy for music fans to do justice to the lives and memories of all the amazing artists who’ve passed away during this chaotic period. Famous folk […]
Two streaming shows from Theatre in the Dark and Strawdog capture the drama of obsession and isolation.
With “The Dutchman” and other widely recorded songs, Michael Smith created emotional realities that let you feel along with his characters.
This weekend Chicago percussionist Michael Zerang plays an instrument called Queequeg’s Coffin with a string quartet for the drone piece Follow the Light.
Head west for quaint townships and lush landscapes.
A delightful kids’ show and a Neo-Futurist’s look at dementia are among this week’s best bets.
David Catlin’s dazzling aerial-acrobatic production returns.
Highlights from Orson Welles’s acting career
Lookingglass Theatre’s dazzling new staging of Moby-Dick uses aerial acrobatics to buoy Melville’s masterpiece.
Shattered Globe Theatre’s The Whaleship Essex is bestilled, if not dead, in the water.
A planned major rehab never happened, but at 60, Theater on the Lake has some new blood
A ten-minute opus from a German funeral-doom band obsessed with Moby-Dick
The Chicago Underground Film Festival curates a program of “fantastical, funny, friendly, freakish films” from this year’s lineup Monday 8/8 at Beauty Bar.