Covering theater in Chicago is sometimes about writing valedictions for companies that have decided it’s time to fold up the tent. In the past couple of weeks, two such announcements came through. Underscore Theatre announced in late September that they were closing permanently. (During the pandemic, the company gave up their storefront rental space at […]
If you’re a fan of Henry Louis Gates’s Finding Your Roots on PBS, then you can probably relate to Annabelle Lee Revak’s impulse to create a musical out of the World War I-era letters of her great-great-grandfather, Joe Loula. As in Gates’s program, the most interesting details in Revak’s Notes & Letters with Underscore Theatre […]
A departure at PrideArts, an arrival at Second City, and the closing of the Frontier and Understudy; Kristiana Rae Colón wins a new prize.
Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, and two hours of inertness onstage.
The hometown return of an iconic show and the tuneful reboot of a camp classic are among this week’s best bets.
Chicago’s fall theater season shows a new emphasis on social consciousness.
The House Theatre performs a little magic and Court Theatre gathers an A-list ensemble.