New York had Broadway. LA had Hollywood. Chicago had magic.
Theater Wit’s Bad Jews and the Goodman’s Stop. Reset. are among our senior theater critic’s favorites of the year.
Chicago Shakespeare’s star-powered production is even more than its celebrated parts.
Commonly interpreted as Shakespeare’s farewell to theater, The Tempest is the tale of a magician performing his final and greatest feat. Prospero plans to use skills acquired over a lifetime to put his wrecked world back together. When that’s accomplished, he promises, “I’ll break my staff, bury it certain fathoms in the earth, and deeper […]
After Chicago Theatre shows end, the performers’ John Hancocks remain backstage.