Tearing Lady Gaga’s ticket. Seeing a tenor dropped in Tosca. Grooving to Mavis Staples from the rafters. These are the magical moments that happen with live performance. They are also just another Tuesday night for The Saints, the quiet backbone of Chicago theater that’s never stopped working, lockdown be damned. The Saints is the only […]
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Many young Chicago theater companies hope to compensate for deficiencies in acting and directing with brash, experimental styles. But Pentimento Pictures is not one of them. The members of this spin-off of Theatre of the Reconstruction have the wisdom and maturity to avoid all that. Their deft rendition of Tennessee Williams’s perfectly constructed short play, […]