In partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago’s Disability Cultural Center, Babes With Blades’s interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays is exciting and subversive. From overt to subtle, disturbing […]
Thursday night punk music at One City Tap (3115 S. Archer)? Must be Otro Ritmo! Rejoice in the frenzied guitars of Poison Boys, Liquids (a favorite of Reader senior writer […]
A man who murders children, abuses his wife, and usurps the throne, Shakespeare’s Richard III is the epitome of villainy—and usually shown as a limping hunchback othered because of his […]
Steve Scott directs a storefront production of Shakespeare’s wallow into the nature of unadorned power-lust and demagoguery. With a minimal set—a couple benches, steps with a recess to indicate the […]
Shakespeare’s villain goes flat in Eclectic Full Contact’s production.
Otherworld Theatre’s Stupid Shakespeare Company makes a low-budget, high-laugh debut.
The company’s attempts to play with gender dynamics just create confusion.
Romantic passion consumes everything in this 1975 drama from the director of Possession.
A revamped version of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta and a taut, intense two-hander are among this week’s best bets.
Controversies over abuse, alleged druggings, and “whitewashing” roiled even as Shakespeare 400 Chicago soared.
The second half of Barbara Gaines’s epic adaptation compels—never mind the guitars or blood dripping from the wall.
An incongruous musical and a Game of Thrones spoof are among this week’s highlights.
Efforts are underway to make Chicago’s theater less uniformly white, thin, able-bodied, and gender-conforming.
The Gift Theatre and Michael Patrick Thornton use disability to illuminate the Bard’s sociopathic conniver.
We pare the year-long catalog of events down just a little bit.