Oracle Productions’ new play, The Hairy Ape, was one of Eugene O’Neill’s early works, written in 1922. It’s written in an expressionistic—rather than linear–style, which makes it suitable for director Monty Cole’s […]
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A Red Orchid Theatre has mounted a joyous, goofy production of a Tennessee Williams eccentric rarity, The Mutilated. Oh, it’s also a sad story about the strained relationship between two women—one […]
The bluesy, politically charged music of Nina Simone is the aural background for Sunset Baby, Timeline Theatre’s Chicago premiere of the 2012 play by Dominique Morisseau. Nina (AnJi White), the stubborn, independent […]
Griffin Theatre creates a perfect microcosm of the pre-feminist age in London Wall, the 1931 John Van Druten play about the personal lives and work culture in a London law firm. Robin […]
American Theater Company’s world premiere of Bruise Easy is a troubling play about two siblings trying to establish a relationship after years of estrangement and a lifetime of parental neglect. They […]
Algren: The Movie, a documentary about Nelson Algren, the icon of the Chicago literary underworld, will be screened at the Chicago History Museum at 6pm on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The 97-minute film […]
Dynamite Divas, Black Ensemble Theater‘s “Tribute to Women of Soul,” is a worthy tribute to those talented and charismatic singers. The production gives us exceptional performances of songs of the ’60s and […]
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The Gene Siskel Film Center is offering Stranger Than Fiction, a showcase of documentary premieres, both serious and quirky, through Feb. 3. The series of 10 films includes the story of a […]
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It may be your father’s pop art, but the work shown in the new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art is still fresh and fun. The art that shocked the elite […]
In staging Noel Coward’s 1920s comedy, “Fallen Angels,” director Shannon Cochran has shaken it up and mixed a cocktail of ‘20s fun and fashion with a wink of sly gender role reversal. […]