A very incomplete guide on what to read (or listen to) now from Chicago’s theater scene.
Collaboraction’s annual anthology of short plays about peace, love, and understanding kicks off its season on the south side.
August Wilson’s flawed masterpiece gets a fascinating if bleak revival.
Court Theatre’s adaptation of Richard Wright’s novel Native Son reduces societal trauma to situational shame.
Halcyon Theatre’s Alcyone Festival celebrates female playwrights.
Two plays, The Good Negro and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, explore the myths and realities of black life in the south.
And it drains the power from Lonnie Carter’s play about the Lost Boys of Sudan.