Blue Collar Players, at Lilly’s Bar
Emerald City Theatre Company, at the Athenaeum Theatre
Mojo/Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Always…Patsy Cline/Northlight Theatre
AUGUSTA READ THOMAS A decade after graduating from Northwestern, Augusta Read Thomas is already a shining example for the under-40 generation of American composers. Her resumé charts an establishment-certified, fast-rising career that resembles that of the University of Chicago’s Shulamit Ran. After Northwestern, where she studied with William Karlins and Alan Stout, the Long Island-born […]
Mercedes Teixido: The Nothing and the Everything at ARC, through December 21 Louise LeBourgeois at Lyons-Wier & Ginsberg Contemporary Art, through December 21 Karen Savage at Ten in One Gallery, through December 21 By Fred Camper Each of Mercedes Teixido’s tiny sculptural installations is its own little world, as if an actual event were depicted […]
I don’t want to suggest that her experience of Alzheimer’s is in any way representative, but Margaret is physically healthy and happy – even blissful.
Goodman Theatre/Midwest Theatre Foundation, at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Metaluna and the Amazing Science of the Mind Revue/WNEP Theater Foundation at the Annoyance Theatre
It’s industry 1, gentrifiers 0 in the first round over the Kinzie Street corridor.
Nick Colionne, Herb Walker & George Freeman The Bop Shop’s annual December Guitar Series–a community-chest operation that grants you half-price admission if you bring a Christmas toy as a charitable contribution–lacks the pizzazz of last year’s proceedings, but you can still count on some fireworks. Nick Colionne hosts this Friday’s event; his band does triple […]
BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT: A JAZZ NATIVITY “This is a very spiritual story, and jazz is a very spiritual music,” says the narrator in Bending Towards the Light. Whether or not that explains it, jazz and Christmas have found each other compatible for most of the music’s existence. (Louis Armstrong recorded “The Santa Claus Blues” […]
Lead Stories In a procedure denounced by the Association of Professional Piercers, piercing apprentice Joe Aylward of Phoenix recently had a plate implanted just under the skin of his skull to allow him to screw decorative spikes into his head. Another man reportedly plans to have devil-type horns made of coral similarly implanted. Incriminating fingers: […]
Redmoon Theater’s bright future means hard decisions for artistic directors Blair Thomas and Jim Lasko.
Stephen Petronio Company/at the Dance Center of Columbia College, December 5-7