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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.