A trash island forms the background for Oak Park Festival Theatre’s outdoor staging of The Tempest.
Midsommer Flight’s free outdoor production proves to be a relevant romance.
The cast finds disarming poignancy in well-orchestrated absurdity.
But the new Chicago Shakespeare production makes a worthwhile storm of its own.
With June comes the summer theater season.
Theater Wit’s Bad Jews and the Goodman’s Stop. Reset. are among our senior theater critic’s favorites of the year.
Chicago Shakespeare’s star-powered production is even more than its celebrated parts.
Commonly interpreted as Shakespeare’s farewell to theater, The Tempest is the tale of a magician performing his final and greatest feat. Prospero plans to use skills acquired over a lifetime to put his wrecked world back together. When that’s accomplished, he promises, “I’ll break my staff, bury it certain fathoms in the earth, and deeper […]
The House Theatre’s Dorian takes us down the rabbit hole—just not far enough.
The director of Bikini Shakespeare explains the deep hidden meaning behind her artistic vision—sort of.
The Tempest is reimagined in The Feast