Stages, Theater

Review: Steppenwolf’s POTUS Follows a Manic Day in the Life of the Real White House VIPs—the Female Staff

This review and the final dialog are written by theater critics Nancy Bishop and Kim Campbell.  POTUS is ostensibly a play about the President of the United States, in which […]

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Stages, Theater

Review: Another Marriage at Steppenwolf Theatre Portrays a Marriage That Could Be Yours or Mine

You may recognize aspects of your own marriage or that of a friend or relative in Another Marriage, Steppenwolf Theatre’s world premiere play. The script by actor Kate Arrington succeeds on many […]

Nancy S Bishop /
Stages, Theater

Review: New Steppenwolf Ensemble Theater Sparkles With Seagull, in Which Everyone Is Miserable

Seagull by Anton Chekhov adapted by Yasen Peyankov

Nancy S Bishop /
Stages, Theater

Review: The Raw World of 13-Year-Olds Comes Alive in Steppenwolf’s Dance Nation

There is dancing in Dance Nation, now at Steppenwolf Theatre. It’s sometimes clumsy, sometimes graceful, and generally amateurish. Clare Barron’s play is about a crew of 13-year-old girls (and a […]

Nancy S Bishop /
Review, Stages, Theater

Review: Lettie at Victory Gardens Theater Is Heartfelt, If Inconsistent

Lettie

The promo image for Lettie, the new original work by Boo Killebrew now on at Victory Gardens Theater, features Caroline Neff in the title role, wielding a welder’s iron and clad […]

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Stages, Theater

Steppenwolf’sYou Got Older Succeeds as a Quietly Realized Family Story

After seeing Steppenwolf’s Chicago premiere of Clare Barron’s poignant play, You Got Older, I felt the need to text my sister. Much like Barron’s protagonist, Mae (Caroline Neff), my sister, […]

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