The best translations of Homer try to make something new out of the work. That doesn’t mean making Homer modern; it means finding a way to let him be universal.
Despite consistently getting work in Chicago’s mainstream theaters, actor Byron Stewart often dreaded going to auditions. “I really hated not letting people know that I was gay,” he says. “As […]
Sunday, March 16, 11:45 PM 1022: 1022, emergency! Dispatcher: 22, go ahead. Units stand by. 22 an emergency, go ahead. 1022: Car just took off, he’s westbound on Douglas, might […]
Red Red Meat There’s a Star Above the Manger Tonight (Sub Pop) Royal Trux Sweet Sixteen (Virgin) By Jay Ruttenberg Red Red Meat and Royal Trux travel on parallel tracks, […]
Hey, Faggot: I’m satisfied with my marriage, but for the last year I’ve worked with someone who has become a good friend. She’s married too. In the last two months, […]
HURRICANE, Famous Door Theatre Company. According to the program, Erin Cressida Wilson is “an internationally produced and award-winning playwright” with 15 plays under her belt, cool gigs to keep her […]
STAGS AND HENS, Terrapin Theatre, at Live Bait Theater. Powerfully presented here a decade ago by the now-defunct BDI 361 Theater, this crackling script by Willy Russell (author of Educating […]
DJ SHADOW Although he’s been tagged as one of electronica’s hottest prospects, DJ Shadow (aka Josh Davis) insists that his music belongs in the hip-hop continuum. Indeed, his debut album, […]
No dish at Joanne and Sons costs more than $4.75. But the conversation that Joanne O’Reilly provides is priceless. Or at least free. O’Reilly comes on strong about any number […]
SUNSET BOULEVARD, Civic Opera House. John Napier’s opulent and mechanically ingenious set, Anthony Powell’s wonderfully flamboyant costumes, and an engaging performance by leading man Ron Bohmer can’t disguise the mediocre […]
The 13th annual edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, produced by Chicago Latino Cinema and Columbia College, continues from Friday, April 11, through Monday, April 14. Film and video […]
On the first hard beat of the tango, Alana bursts out, thrusting her chair downstage. The men take turns whirling her chair in a circle and whipping her on to the next dancer.
TABLE SETTINGS, Close Call Theatre, at the O Bar & Cafe. Neuroses are usually a family affair, and Table Settings introduces us to playwright James Lapine’s dysfunctional kindred: negligent father, […]
When the White Sox got Albert Belle and lost Alex Fernandez over the winter, my response to people who asked what I thought of the team’s chances became, “You draw […]