Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury had too many things in mind when she wrote this play about Mary Seacole, a real-life Jamaican-born healer who improbably served in the 19th-century Crimean War. Drury wanted to tell the story of this indomitable woman who wouldn’t take no for an answer, even from the equally implacable Florence Nightingale. She […]
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Dimming of the day
“When people die, they move from the first person to the third person. They also move from the present tense to the past tense.” These words are spoken by Christine (Kendra Thulin), who opens Simon Stephens’s Light Falls, directed by Robin Witt, by narrating her own death—sudden, solitary, and mundane in a liquor store in […]
Midsommer Flight’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is back at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, this time with an immersive “choose-your-own-path” twist. It’s an exciting concept that could use some workshopping given the uniqueness of the greenhouse space and the inherent challenges already present in performing Shakespeare in a way that’s relatable and easy to follow […]
Midsommer Flight’s Twelfth Night offers hijinks and insight
The beautiful Lincoln Park Conservatory setting is just one reason to see this returning production.
Corona boldly embraces every space opera cliche
Otherworld’s mashup of Greek mythology and Star Trek is campy fun.
Swamp Baby is a timely and poetic allegory of xenophobia
The actors bring dignity and humanity to this tall tale about a freak show.
The only thing more charming than Two Gentlemen of Verona in the park is Two Gentlemen of Verona in the park with a puppy
The servants steal the show in Midsomer Flight’s production.