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'Mosque Alert' in Chicago

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 04.04.2017 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf Lynn

n playwright Jamil Khoury's characteristically ethnographic way, "Mosque Alert" at Silk Road Rising offers a matrix of possibilities, each raising questions and offering contrasting responses.

An Unforgettable Marathon of Theater

Robert Loerzel | Posted 10.13.2014 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

Like most stage plays, All Our Tragic concludes with a final appearance by its cast. Just seeing all of those actors again was an unusually stirring experience on Sunday night. This was no ordinary curtain call. It felt more like watching runners crossing the finish line at the end of a marathon.

Rodrigo y Gabriela Record Sound Opinions Show at Goose Island Barrel Warehouse

Lauren Drell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

Goose Island's barrel-aging warehouse was perhaps the perfect backdrop to uncork those stories the duo holds, and unveil new music; just hours before the internationally-acclaimed musicians took the stage at the Chicago Theatre on July 24.

Who's Afraid of a Muslim Man? One Play Tells Who and How Come

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf Lynn

Did you hear the one about the Syrian Slovak Pole who started a theatre company with a Pakistani businessman, then a famous downtown Chicago church gave them a permanent stage for plays about sex, religion and politics? Surprise: It really happened!

A Brutally Honest The Whale at Victory Gardens

Robert Bullen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Brutal honesty. That's playwright Samuel D. Hunter's razor-sharp focus in his deeply significant play, The Whale.

Hollywood, Indie Worlds Come Together For Ebert Tribute

Posted 04.11.2013 | Chicago

A week after the death of legendary film critic Roger Ebert, the worlds of independent film and Tinseltown will come together for a special memorial t...

Catch Me If You Can Tour Features a Star-Making Performance

Robert Bullen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

The fresh-faced Stephen Anthony, who plays infamous con man Frank Abagnale Jr., offers a star-making performance in the first national tour of Catch Me If You Can which is playing through April 14 at the Cadillac Place Theatre.

Redtwist's Chilling The Glass Menagerie Makes Williams' Classic Well Worth Revisiting

Robert Bullen | Posted 10.20.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Redtwist Theatre's intimate, heartbreaking and darkly humorous production of Tennessee Williams' deeply personal masterpiece, A Glass Menagerie will haunt me for quite a while.

Goodman's Joyous Crowns Gets Your Spirits Singing

Robert Bullen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Inspired by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry's 2000 book that explores the rich history black women have with wearing ornate church hats, playwright Regina Taylor has crafted a joyful, colorful celebration with Crowns.

Theatre Debuts Power Rangers-Themed 'Mighty Morphin' Burlesque'

Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

Gorilla Tango Theatre, one of Chicago's premiere burlesque venues, is no stranger to the intersection between sexiness and total nerdiness. Their s...

Hit the Wall Throws Emotional Punches as It Breaks Down Barriers for Gay Rights

Robert Bullen | Posted 06.13.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Hit the Wall, a powerful new play about the Stonewall Uprising produced by the relatively newbie theater company The Inconvenience, is one of those shows everyone in Chicago is talking about.

The Great Debate: Freud's Last Session Addresses the Big Questions

Robert Bullen | Posted 05.27.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

In Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session he imagines what would happen if a young C. S. Lewis and Dr. Freud were to spend an afternoon together debating softball topics such as, oh, the meaning of life and the existence of God.

Chicago Storefront Theatre Update: A Sleepy Falling: A Wake and a Radiant The Light in the Piazza

Robert Bullen | Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

After 16 years renting spaces around town, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble -- Chicago's only producing organization dedicated to women's voices -- has finally found a permanent home.

Joseph Erbentraut

A Leo-Free, Gender-Bending Take On 'Titanic'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago-based Cock & Bull Theatre company isn't afraid to embrace the avant-garde in the productions they choose to bring to life. Putting up play...

Joseph Erbentraut

'Pussy On The House' Spoofs Tennessee Williams

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Tennessee Williams' 1955 play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" packs a whole lot of passion and drama into its Pulitzer-winning dialogue -- so it should come a...

Tony-Winning 'Book Of Mormon' Is Chicago-Bound

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago theatre fans received exciting news Wednesday as Broadway in Chicago announced that the Tony Award-winning, "South Park" creators-penned "The ...

Behind the Scenes With Rick Kogan and Chicago Live!

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

More than theatrical, Chicago Live! takes a magnifying glass to the details of our city and brings the wonder of a major newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, to life.

The BEST Chicago Theater Of 2010

The Huffington Post | Hannah Fenlon and Elana Boulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As 2010 draws to a close, we asked some of Chicago's experts in food, style and music to share their favorite places, people and things of 2010. Monda...