Stages, Theater

Review: Pride Arts’ Tommy on Top Has the Recipe for Farce—But It’s Slightly Undercooked

I am a big fan of British comedy and in particular, one master of the genre—John Cleese in Fawlty Towers. That show is an example of farce, done brilliantly. Basil […]

Kathy D. Hey /
Stages, Theater

Review: An Entertaining When There Are Nine Omits Part of the Story of RBG, the Pop Culture Legal Icon

When There Are Nine, a world premiere play about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is an entertaining production that tells the public story of the late Supreme Court associate justice. Sally Deering’s […]

Nancy S Bishop /
Comedy, Stages, Theater

Review: Evil Dead the Musical Is a Bloody Bucket of Laughs

The Evil Dead series is one that I hold dear to my heart, and I was excited, and worried, to see it in musical form. Evil Dead, especially the later […]

James Brod /
Review, Stages, Theater

Stage Shorts: Four Plays About Memory, Love and Disaster at Eclectic, Cuckoo’s and Pride

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Welcome to Stage Shorts, our feature that highlights current plays at Chicago’s storefront theaters. It’s our way of covering more of Chicago’s theatrical productions and giving you more choices in […]

Matthew Nerber /
Stages, Theater

Review: The Condition of Femme Conveys a Powerful Message Despite a Few Missteps 

You’ll be uncomfortable. The things you’re hearing when you see The Condition of Femme by Circle Theatre will be incredibly unpleasant. If you have had the experiences, you’ll relate, and it might be painful. If you […]

Marielle Bokor /

Fresh Start to Your Week: 6/12 – 6/14

The sun’s out and it’s sweltering, so why not take advantage of the Chicago weather with some outdoors fun! Millennium Park’s music and film series start up this week as […]

Julian Ramirez /