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Caryl Churchill

As Seen Through a Woman's Eyes

George Heymont | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A loving tribute written by Gail Collins to honor political activist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem caused me to stop and think about some of the progress that's been made in the women's rights movement and the incredible distance that still needs to be traveled.

On the Culture Front: 'Kung Fu,' 'Bridges of Madison County' and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

David Henry Hwang peers into the fleetingly short life of martial arts artist-turned-actor Bruce Lee in his rich new bio-play, Kung Fu.

All You Need Is Love... and Information: Caryl Churchill's Love and Information

Bess Rowen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Love and Information is not a bad play, but it also not a great play. Rather it is something in between that has been written by someone who I consider a great playwright. It is a good concept in an unwieldy package.

Aisle View: Information Overload

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Lights up on two 20-somethings on a first-date picnic, falling in love as she feeds him information about her job. She tests and kills baby chickens, slices their brains, and plots thought patterns. Blackout, flashing lights, sound of... Need we go on? I don't and won't, but you will need to if you find yourself sitting at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

The Devil Is in the Details

George Heymont | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

The moment in which a critical truth is revealed needs to be carefully placed for maximum impact. Several shorts presented this year by Frameline 37 and Theatre Rhinoceros show how the "reveal" may be acutely ironic and come out of left field.

Red Tape's The Skriker Drags You to a Disorientating and Disturbing Underworld

Robert Bullen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Forget haunted houses. The most chilling experience in Chicago at this moment is Red Tape Theatre's unsettling production of Caryl Churchill's The Skriker.