Sarah Sapperstein’s Maggie the Cat commands your attention with her act one monologues in MadKap Productions’s mounting of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Skokie Theatre, directed by Steve Scott. Sapperstein’s costars take her energy and roll with it for the entirety of this show, in which a southern family unravels (and […]
For their inaugural production, Violet Sky Theatre company has chosen Tennessee Williams’s Summer and Smoke from 1948. As is expected with any of Williams’s canonical works, Summer and Smoke is a portrait of the delicious agony of unrequited love. Alma Winemiller, the minister’s daughter, has been in love with John Buchanan, the boy next door, […]
Tennessee Williams’s oft-revised story delivers to arresting effect with Theatre L’Acadie.
It’s a 65th birthday party Big Daddy will never forget.
FilmStruck “Director of the Week” John Huston always got great performances, from Humphrey Bogart in the 1940s to his daughter Anjelica Huston in the ’80s,
Its production of Tennessee Williams’s great lurid story falls flat.
Two young playwrights teeter on the precipice of success.
But A Streetcar Named Desire deserves better.
Harry Potter Trivia and more goings-on March 5-8.
Filmstruck revisits the career of Italian actress Anna Magnani, a favorite of Roberto Rossellini, Jean Renoir, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.
A delightful kids’ show and a Neo-Futurist’s look at dementia are among this week’s best bets.
The hometown return of an iconic show and the tuneful reboot of a camp classic are among this week’s best bets.
On the off-Loop scene: the latest from local playwright Philip Dawkins, an obscure Tennessee Williams one-act, and a Neil LaBute funfest
The three productions featured at this year’s Garage Rep do what they’re supposed to: risk failure by thinking big.
Chris Jones publishes an anthology of Chicago Tribune theater criticism.