COPING WITH LIFE North Avenue Productions and Prairie del’Arte Theatre Company at the Theatre Building THE GATHERING Theatre Shoppe Sometimes one-act plays, like wonderful short stories, can provide an incredible […]
JOHN LIEBRAND at Club Lower Links March 11 At first I thought John Liebrand was kidding–I thought his show was a parody of performance art. There he was, tripping over […]
ON THE OPEN ROAD Goodman Theatre In the last scenes of Steve Tesich’s On the Open Road, which is receiving its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre, two criminals hang […]
There’s no deal yet to turn the Royal George complex into “Hollywood by the Lake,” but the developers are dreaming of movie theaters, a film museum, and a restaurant-bar where sports fans mingle with the after-theater crowd.
After graduating from college in May 1985, I worked my way east from Illinois, and by late August I’d landed in New York City. I had grown up in a […]
When critics label Sonny Rollins the “greatest living saxophonist,” they use the term as much to invoke history as to reflect present-day considerations. No surprise there; the music Rollins created […]
EXHIBIT A Wild Onion Theatre Company at Cafe Voltaire Nothing is more risky or less predictable than audience participation. And Wild Onion Theatre Company’s current production, Exhibit A, relies almost […]
It’s been almost ten years since one million people marched in New York’s Central Park in a massive demonstration for a nuclear freeze. Many observers believe the peace movement peaked […]
SINS OF THE FATHER National Jewish Theater “Become a great artist. It is the only way to justify the pain you will cause,” says Jacob Kahn to Asher Lev, the […]
Out on the edge of the exurban sprawl, land development is turning farmers into millionaires. Some of them would rather be farmers.
The more theater I see, the more I’m convinced there is a direct relation between simplicity and power. The simpler the performance–the less encumbered it is with inessential props, costumes, […]
Lead Story Eclipse Enterprises of San Francisco announced plans to release a trading card series in May called True Crime, featuring 110 famous criminals and crime fighters, with photos on […]
Hockey Outsider Wants In Mark Weinberg has made himself a big nuisance to the Chicago Blackhawks. But the Bill of Rights shines on his endeavor, which is to peddle an […]
THE RACCOON AGENDA Playwrights’ Center Last fall the Playwrights’ Center inaugurated a theatrical serial, appearing in weekly installments, called The Cafe With No Name. Though hardly perfect, it had an […]
In this musical alliance between Italy and America, the Italian side is being represented by Chiara Benati (from Bologna) and Silvana di Lotti (Turin), the American side by Libby Larsen […]