Theatre Above the Law returns to the fairy tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, as adapted again by Michael Dalberg. (Dalberg’s adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll […]
The comedy powerhouse is up for sale for only the second time in its 60-year history.
For 50 years Thom Bishop has been writing songs, lyrics, plays, movies, and more—and his new novel (as Junior Burke) starts with James Dean shooting Ronald Reagan on live TV.
The founder of Body Politic died in December, but the seeds he planted 50 years ago played an immeasurable role in the growth of Chicago’s small theater scene.
The Chicago theater community lost Sheldon Patinkin and several others in 2014, but the shows went on—some of them spendidly.
Thomas Dyja’s history of Chicago finds the story line in 30 years of city life.
“Chicago is different because it’s not on a coast, it’s different from New York or Los Angeles because you have the right to fail. You get more than one chance. […]
Both Chicago improv and the off-Loop theater movement have their roots in Hyde Park. Sheldon Patinkin was there.
Where to go in the birthplace of off-Loop theater
A report on Second City’s weekend of anniversary festivities.
Selections from the Reader’s archives about the legendary comedic institution
Second City won’t be improvising its 50th-anniversary celebration. Plans are being carefully laid to mark the landmark event, and nothing is being left to chance.
Second City turns 50, Body Politic would be 40–and Paul Sills helped launch them both.
Chicago Film Archives presents a series on Chicago filmmaker Howard Alk.