There may have been rain on Sunday, but that didn’t stop the rainbows from taking over Marz Community Brewing for our Pride Block Party! Thanks to all who came out to celebrate our city’s rich and diverse 50 years of LGBTQ+ community legacy with Drag Queen Story Hour, house and salsa dance lessons, a Janet Jackson […]
Playing the poet Homer in a dual role in last fall’s The Rembrandt, the actor caught a glimpse of heaven.
Also, the Chicago Teachers Union is not happy that CPS might relax its ethics code.
Steppenwolf’s Girls-like latest scores laughs but pulls its own punches.
Stephen Adly Guirgis’s topical drama is hugely unsatisfying despite Steppenwolf’s finely executed production.
Produced by the city Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, this free program celebrating the city’s creativity is Chicago’s version of the Kennedy Center Awards. Like last year’s rousing inaugural event, it will honor five stalwarts of the local arts scene, selected by DCASE and members of the mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council. The 2015 […]
It’s risky business at this year’s Garage Rep.
The House Theatre of Chicago’s fantasy epic The Hammer Trinity is thrilling and thought-provoking—even if you don’t like fantasy.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
David Adjmi’s teen-queen tragedy is closer to Sofia Coppola’s movie than to Bertolt Brecht.
A conversation about “institution” with Steppenwolf Theatre artistic director Martha Lavey, who will be leaving her job in 2015, after 20 years.
An interview with Steppenwolf Theatre artistic director Martha Lavey, who will step down from her post in 2015.
Conor McPherson’s play The Night Alive may not be great, but it’s superb in its goodness.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, April 17
There are no home runs in Next Up, Steppenwolf’s annual showcase for theater MFAs.