Racial covenants that kept Black people out of certain neighborhoods of Chicago, and across the U.S., are not just a thing of the past. Today, there are organizations including Chicago Covenants still trying to un-do them, and the harm they caused. Chicago-raised playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun is perhaps the best known […]
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TimeLine marches on
TimeLine Theatre unveils plans for their new Uptown home, while their longtime managing director transitions to a new role.
A trilogy for times of terror
Three streaming productions give us plenty to ponder in the pandemic.
Oliver! earns its exclamation point at Marriott
The Dickensian melodrama-turned-musical features an outstanding ensemble.
Writers Theatre strips down A Number to its absorbing essentials
Robin Witt’s production takes a somber tone, downplaying the comic turns.
Five performance festivals worth your while
With June comes the summer theater season.
Best Three-Hit Run by a Theater Raising $31 Million
While hustling to build its Jeanne Gang-designed dream house, the North Shore theater born in a bookshop put on a brilliant season.
Tom Jones, endearing cocksman
Northlight Theatre rollicks mightily with a stage version of Tom Jones.
Port Authority’s good kind of pain
Conor McPherson’s play Port Authority depicts the passion of the loser.
A second helping of To Master the Art
To Master the Art, TimeLine Theatre’s hit show about Julia and Paul Child, revived and well done
Reader’s Agenda Wed 7/3: American Music Festival, The-Drum, and The Liar
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, July 3
Men Don’t Leave
Victory Gardens and Writers’ Theatre do fatherhood.