This is a great play for the summer—despite its title—because The Winter’s Tale is as much about the coming of spring as it is the dreary desolation of December. At […]
I spent most of the 90s in the Bay Area, where outdoor theater in the summer is a given, and the weather generally cooperates (if you’re not facing the threat […]
Oak Park Festival Theatre was one of the first companies back to live performance this year after the COVID-19 shutdown with their production of The Tempest, staged in their longtime […]
Given the choice of presenting an evening of Edgar Allan Poe’s better known stories and poetry (“The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Annabel Lee,” “The Raven”) and writing a play about the tormented […]
Upcoming events and recommendations for the next seven days
A trash island forms the background for Oak Park Festival Theatre’s outdoor staging of The Tempest.
Oak Park Festival Theatre’s production promenades through the Cheney Mansion.
Beatrice and Benedick are better apart than together in Oak Park Festival’s production.
They sound their barbaric yawp through the living room.
The Sea and Cake at Pritzker Pavilion and more goings on 8/13-8/16
Two dueling theater companies debate who owns Shakespeare.
Tracyanne Campbell and more goings-on 6/25-6/28
Director Jason Gerace focuses on character development, not punchlines.
A clever mashup of fact and fiction and a “radio show” version of the holiday classic are among this week’s best bets.
A “queer as f**k riot grrrl musical” and Chicago Dance Crash’s latest story-length hip-hop showcase are among this week’s best bets.