When I think of ventriloquism in film, my thoughts flash to the commercials for 1978’s Magic that creeped me out as a kid. I wasn’t alone; according to the IMDb trivia page, the original trailer for this psychological horror film was pulled from broadcast after parents complained. (“Fats,” the murderous dummy who seemingly possesses Anthony […]
Stages are dark, but Chicago theater and dance companies still keep a light on.
Three streaming productions give us plenty to ponder in the pandemic.
How and why do you go on making art in the face of indifference?
The film Tully and more goings-on about town 5/4-5/6.
The spirit of Wallace Stevens animates Barrie Cole’s whimsical new play.
Free admission to the Adler Planetarium, “Saturday Night Live: the Experience,” and more goings-on November 13-16
It’s housing insecurity that haunts this Humboldt Park home.
Longtime Theater Oobleck ensemble member Dave Buchen sees hurricane devastation from his house on a hill in San Juan.
Theater Oobleck puts the lid on Baudelaire in a Box with a final installment and a marathon staging of the whole shebang.
A new Theater Oobleck show goes gothic on the former PBS anchor.
Highlights this week include episode nine of Theater Oobleck’s stage translation of Les Fleurs du Mal and a Steppenwolf for Young Adults drama by Caitlin Parrish.
Plus: Baudelaire in a Box returns with its goth-tastic eighth installment, and Ho Etsu Taiko takes over the Athenaeum.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, June 17
The fringe-theater faves take over the monthlong Tuesday Night Residency series.