Laura Schellhardt’s Digging Up Dessa was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center as part of its Theater for Young Audiences program in 2018. But this play, now in its Chicago premiere with Theatre Above the Law, is like a lot of great YA fiction—relevant to many audiences. Digging Up Dessa Through 5/22: Fri-Sat 8 […]
When the Ghost of Christmas Past visits decrepit miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, one painful memory the ghost has him swoop back over concerns a delightful young girl named Belle, who Scrooge was supposed to marry until greed eclipsed tenderness in his heart and she broke off the engagement. Adjusting the […]
Ross Compton’s Henchpeople is a shaggy and endearing comedy about supervillain support staff.
Theatre Above the Law and A Red Orchid Theatre dive into the physics and magic of being alive together.
Theatre Above the Law’s production lets its leads drop the masks for one moment in time.
Theatre Above the Law produces an Elaine May deep cut.
Thankfully, the plot and performances become more compelling halfway through.
Three Thornton Wilder one-acts and Annoyance’s long-running slasher parody are among this week’s best bets.