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Storytelling by omission in 'Mary Page Marlowe'

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Robert Loerzel

The new play by Tracy Letts, Mary Page Marlowe, presents a narrative where the omissions are especially noticeable.

Forget Paris, Go to the Derby: Simpatico Wins It Going Away, Belleville Off-Track

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

You can mistake ordinary politeness for friendship. You can be homesick with no way to get home. Herzog has perfect pitch for the speech of privileged Americans; I look forward to hearing it deployed in a play that's about something.

Chicago Play Features Real Stories Of Youth Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.11.2013 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Steppenwolf Theater (Left to right: Pastor Brooks (Mark Smith) comforts a grieving mother (Celeste Williams) and her son (Charles Gardne...

George, Martha & Me

Rob Taub | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Rob Taub

The latest production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opened Saturday night at the Booth Theatre in NYC exactly 50 years to the day of the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday October 13, 1962.

Steppenwolf's 'Woolf' Revival A Broadway Hit

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

The reviews are in, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's revival of "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf" has drawn a standing "O" from Broadway critics. ...

Quintessential New Yorker and Social Commentator, Fran Lebowitz, Comes to Chicago

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.28.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Were it not for Fran Lebowitz, celebrated author, humorist and social commentator, the art of pontification might be lost. Lebowitz hails from the by-gone era when people sat around in cafes all day, observing life around them and going on about it.

Steppenwolf's Three Sisters Is Heavy Handed Drama With Slight Emotional Weight

Robert Bullen | Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

What is it about Steppenwolf's production of Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters (Here, simply called Three Sisters) that left me mostly cold?

Being Shakespeare and The March: Two Plays With Admirable Goals Both Miss the Mark

Robert Bullen | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Frank Galati's stage adaptation of E. L. Doctorow's 2005 novel The March tries to do a lot, and while the effort is admirable, it leaves you wanting more.

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 Good Wife's Julianna Margulies Celebrates Steppenwolf Theatre

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies came to Chicago as the guest of honor at the third annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts luncheon.

Julianna Margulies on Acting, Family and 'Divas'

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.26.2012 | Women
Lonna Saunders

"There's only so much of a gypsy life you can have if you want to be a wife or mom. Thank God, I haven't been punished for it, for choosing my family first."

Chicago's Theater Season Off to a Strong Start

Robert Loerzel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

Is the current theater season so delightful that you'd call it a "debauch"? Not exactly -- but a few excellent productions of top-notch scripts are on the city's stages.

Woolf Meets High Expectations

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

Directed by Pam MacKinnon, Steppenwolf's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? lives up to the high expectations.

The Brilliance of Brother/Sister

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

McCraney's multigenerational saga features realistic characters made all the more believable by director Tina Landau and her excellent cast. You connect with these people and feel their emotions.

August: Osage Country: Southern Gothic Soap Sitcom Theatre

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

One wonders if there is some theatre ordinance that requires every Southern-themed play in this country to deal with incest. It is as if the fear of boring the audience has been taken to the zenith of tawdry complication.

Steppenwolf's "Seafarer": Pitch Black Comedy With a Spiritual Wallop

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cathleen Falsani

Conor McPherson's play The Seafarer is not what you'd call light holiday fare. The play, at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, reflects on the flip side of what holiday cheer can bring.

A Sobering Take On The Holidays: 'Dublin Carol' At Steppenwolf

Chicago Reader | Albert Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If ever a play deserved to be called sobering, Dublin Carol is it....