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 alcoholic author and his obsessive pre- and post-mortem love for his first cousin/child bride Virginia, David Rice did both, weaving together dramatic readings of Poe’s […]
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.
Comedian Dwayne Kennedy, MMA fighter-turned-podcaster Brendan Schaub, and more happenings from 7/28-7/30.
A one-woman show to buckle up for and an intimate, retro revue are among this week’s best bets.
Tickets for this heavily sold-out production go back on sale August 3.