Four plays that recast history—collective and personal—with searing defiance.
Jon Michael Hill and Namir Smallwood breathe fire into Steppenwolf’s revival.
Alfred Jarry’s absurdist satire and a minor masterpiece by Sam Shepard are among this week’s highlights.
A satanic hand puppet, a live version of Cheers, and a Twelfth Night in Hindi are among this season’s highlights.
Efforts are underway to make Chicago’s theater less uniformly white, thin, able-bodied, and gender-conforming.
The new thriller Cold in July harks back to John Carpenter and Sam Shepard.
Michael Shannon stars in Simpatico, a death struggle disguised as a comedy.
Best Bet: Lit