Theatre

The mayor of small-town East Lake, Illinois is facing a crisis: lead contamination was just discovered under a thriving magnet school, one that has become a sparkplug over the past few years for a dramatic influx of new residents, real estate development and a thriving local economy. Complicating matters for…
Once upon a winter’s glow, I did venture to see a show, A show so dark and oddly brooding, filled with misery and woe. A new musical did appear, At the Edge Theater it did premiere, Nevermore: The imaginary life and death of Edgar Allen Poe. Upon the stage seven…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 20:28

For The Loyal is dynamic and brutally honest

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Echoing the western world’s most debated issue of late, For The Loyal was inspired by the Penn State sexual abuse scandal involving one of the college football coaches. Written by Lee Blessing and directed by James Yost, the play is presented as part of Interrobang Theatre Project’s ‘RAW Series’. Five…
BLKS, a new comedy premiering at Steppenwolf Theater, tracks three young black women sharing an apartment in New York City, through 24 hours laced with sex and romance. Packed with high drama and high jinx, this first play by Aziza Barnes makes for an entertaining show. It may sound like…
The Neo-Futurists and The Ruffians are thrilled to announce the return of the holiday hit BURNING BLUEBEARD for six performances only, December 27 – 31, 2017 at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. The fantastical tale inspired by Chicago’s 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire has been an annual Chicago…
Following its hit production of FOXFINDER, Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to continue its 2017-18 Season, exploring the urgent question “What is Truth?,” with Lee Blessing's shocking and thought-provoking new play FOR THE LOYAL, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*. FOR THE LOYAL will play January 6 – February 4,…
Monday, 18 December 2017 19:29

The New Colony Presents THE LIGHT

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The New Colony is pleased to conclude its ninth season with the world premiere of Loy Webb’s gripping romantic drama THE LIGHT, directed by Toma Langston, playing January 5 – February 4, 2018 at The New Colony’s resident home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park…
Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to continue its 2017-18 Season with Rachel Bonds’ new drama FIVE MILE LAKE, directed by Cody Estle. This Chicago premiere asks the question, “In this rapidly transforming world, when is the right time to make a major change in your life? What holds you back?” …
Monday, 18 December 2017 19:19

The Greenhouse Theater Center Presents ROSE

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Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its 2017-18 season with the return of Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. Recently honored with a 2017 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance, celebrated Chicago actress Linda Reiter reprises her role as matriarch Rose…
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