They couldn’t be more different in tone and setting, but Tyrone Phillips’s current gorgeous staging of Twelfth Night at Chicago Shakespeare and Robert Falls’s brilliant 2013 reimagining of Measure for Measure at the Goodman have one thing in common: bold directorial choices at the end that resolve nagging questions I’ve always had about how Shakespeare […]
Shakespeare was queering the narrative before that term even existed. So it makes sense that Midsommer Flight’s seventh annual production of Twelfth Night at the Lincoln Park Conservatory goes all-in on genderqueer playfulness this year—especially with queerness under attack from so many quarters. Bex Ehrmann’s staging amid the purple-and-lavender Nutcracker-themed decorations in the conservatory’s Show […]
Midsommer Flight’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is back at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, this time with an immersive “choose-your-own-path” twist. It’s an exciting concept that could use some workshopping given the uniqueness of the greenhouse space and the inherent challenges already present in performing Shakespeare in a way that’s relatable and easy to follow […]
The beautiful Lincoln Park Conservatory setting is just one reason to see this returning production.
Shakespeare in the Park isn’t just for warm weather.
A compelling cast breathes new life into Shakespeare’s words.
Twelfth Night at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Lake Shore Dive pop-up bar, and more goings-on the weekend of 12/15-12/17
The best-ever explanation for what makes reindeer fly and the 25th anniversary of a Chicago classic are among this week’s best bets.
Controversies over abuse, alleged druggings, and “whitewashing” roiled even as Shakespeare 400 Chicago soared.
Santa Diaries veteran Mitchell Fain returns with a revue of his own.
The Mumbai-based Company Theatre’s Piya Behrupia speaks a universal language.
A satanic hand puppet, a live version of Cheers, and a Twelfth Night in Hindi are among this season’s highlights.
‘Tis the season for the Bard and the bawdy.
We pare the year-long catalog of events down just a little bit.
Beautiful, Fallen Angels, and 16 more new and notable shows, more holiday fare included.