Stages, Theater

Review: Goodman Theatre’s Highway Patrol Is a Thought-Provoking Story About Online Friendship

Goodman Theatre's HIGHWAY PATROL (photo credit: Liz Lauren)

“The truth is, I needed to know I could love someone.” That’s all so many of us want—to love and to feel loved. That can look a number of different […]

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Review: The Moors at A Red Orchid Is a Wickedly Funny and Subversive Tale of Longing

Ah, gothic romance. It is always a dark and stormy night with sexually repressed spinsters sitting in the parlor of a creaky old mansion with ivy growing inside. The winds […]

Kathy D. Hey /
Review, Stages, Theater

Review: Weird and Wonderful, Witch at Writers is an Intellectual Halloween Treat

I really like Jen Silverman. Steppenwolf just premiered her strange buddy comedy The Roommate after a successful run at the Humana Festival. It was touching and surprising, with outstanding performances from Ora […]

Matthew Nerber /
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Review: Steppenwolf’s Lightweight The Roommate Aims for Laughs Over Depth


Search the Chicago theater listings far and wide this summer and you will find very few productions with two 50-something women at the center of the production, if any (and […]

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