Jonathan Rosenbaum gets it backward when he describes In My Country [Critic’s Choice, April 8] as a “docudrama” and its source, Country of My Skull, as a “novel.” Antjie Krog’s […]
Cooked up by chef Frankie Janisch, this stew (pot-au-feu? melange?) of culinary lesson, four-course meal, Jesus Christ Superstar parody, and performing waiters ends up tasting good despite its cornball excesses. […]
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The Bruised Orange Theater Company expects too much, asking audiences to show up three times to see all of Clint Sheffer’s episodic play–especially when the first installment is so uninspiring. […]
How James Teitelbaum grew a tiki cottage industry on Martin Atkins’s dime.
Lead Story In March a three-judge panel ruled against Billy Reed of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, in his 19-month battle to have his driver’s license photo taken with his eyes closed. He’d […]
This world premiere combines the talents of two Brits–playwright Stephen Jeffreys and director Terry Johnson–and Steppenwolf ensemble members John Malkovich, Yasen Peyankov, and Martha Lavey. Malkovich plays Kristof, a moody […]
In Scott Oken and Ernest Deak’s self-consciously zany comedy for Factory Theater, a playwright (Mike Beyer) is given the chance of a lifetime when a prestigious Chicago company agrees to […]
Now in its fourth year, the Chicago Palestine Film Festival runs Friday, April 15, through Thursday, April 28, at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Tickets are $9, $7 for students, […]
A historical fiction with allegorical potential from the crew that brought us The Libertine.
Manny Plores’s latest attempt to protect old buildings in East Village looks like an attempt to avoid a fight.
I’m a pretty normal guy except for one thing: I’m sexually attracted to zombies. When I was a kid I loved to watch horror films that featured them. Then, as […]
If you think you got everything out of this love story from high school or college readings and the Zeffirelli film, think again. Director Mark Lamos and his cast find […]
In this 60-minute adaptation of a Chinese folktale by writer-director Tami Zimmerman Henry, the lotus fairies become bored with dance parties and mah-jongg in their home by the heavenly Pool […]
Few things hold the attention more effortlessly than a baby, and Barrie Cole’s dimpled ten-month-old is no exception. So it’s a testament to the charm, intrigue, and joie de vivre […]