Also, a new book on the history of Steppenwolf, from Gary Sinise to Tracy Letts.
For more than 20 years, actors and crew members stayed silent about mistreatment they suffered at the acclaimed storefront theater. Now they’re speaking up, hoping to protect workers in non-Equity theaters across the country.
The best parts of Steppenwolf’s Mary Page Marlowe may be the ones that aren’t there.
Tony Adler reviews the production of American Buffao David Mamet didn’t want reviewed.
The House Theatre of Chicago’s fantasy epic The Hammer Trinity is thrilling and thought-provoking—even if you don’t like fantasy.
The latest lowbrow comedy from Warner Bros. also has a surprising amount in common with the chilling indie drama Ghosts of Empire Prairie, which screens in Chicago next week.
A roundup of new and notable movies playing in Chicago between January 10 and 16
Meryl Streep is a fire-breathing matriarch in August: Osage County.
Grandpa’s secret comes out and the family melts down in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s new play.
Off-Loop vet Richard Cotovsky stars in Uncle Bob, Austin Pendleton’s deeply flawed 1995 play about a washout who’s dying of AIDS.
After four decades in Chicago theater, Mary-Arrchie’s Richard Cotovsky gets a special nod from the Jeff Awards.
Weekly Top Five: William Friedkin films
Part two of a conversation with actress Deanna Dunagan