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Monday, April 29, 2019

Spring/Summer Theater Preview: 2019 Edition by Kevin Greene

Just as matter expands when temperatures rise, so too does the breadth and scope of our city's theatrical offerings.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Beast or Burden: A Review of First Love is the Revolution at Steep Theatre by Kevin Greene

Blood, lust, and love coalesce in the poignant personification of this Midwest premiere.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A Play to Win: A Review of Lottery Day at Goodman Theatre by Kevin Greene

Ike Holter's epic saga concludes with a showdown that pits friends, neighbors and family against each other.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Theater Top 5: April 2019 by Kevin Greene

A rock 'n' roll comedy from the preeminent meta scribe of our time, the conclusion of an epic saga, a wild love story, and more opening this month across our city's many stages.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Glory in the Highest: A Review of Dutch Masters at Jackalope Theatre by Kevin Greene

This breathless Midwest premiere written by Greg Keller and directed by Wardell Julius Clark is a definitive work from the ascendant theater company.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The History of History: A Review of We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the by Kevin Greene

The latest from Steppenwolf's educational arm is among the most unflinching and edifying works the company has produced in recent years.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Theater Top 5: March 2019 by Kevin Greene

Epic titles follow ambitious work in this month's selection of theater openings.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Something Swiftly This Way Comes: A Review of Short Shakespeare! Macbeth at Chicago Shakespeare Theater by Kevin Greene

Directed by Marti Lyons, this preciselessly abridged tale of ambition and fear embodies the radically modern possibilities of theater.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Stage Top 5: February 2019 by Kevin Greene

The hits keep coming: August Wilson's blues-tinged vision of Chicago in the twenties, a locally-set sequel-of-sorts from the playwright of "The Madres," and a rock musical from the company t…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

The Theater Plays Itself: A Review of Red Rex at Steep Theatre by Kevin Greene

Prolific playwright Ike Holter turns his incisive gaze toward the Chicago storefront theater scene in this meta dramedy at Steep Theatre.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Drama in the Details: Dramaturgs Describe Their Dream Projects by Kevin Greene

Site-specific suffragettes, "All Our August," plays at Trader Joe's: local dramaturgs share their interests and ambitions.

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Stage Top 5: January 2019 by Kevin Greene

A hit from Humana, the second of three world premieres from Ike Holter and the woman hidden in the history of DNA are just a few of the productions debuting in the first month of the new yea…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Stage Top 5: December 2018 by Kevin Greene

Hot, bothered and blue collared, these world premieres and classic mishaps will keep the dawning reality of yet another Midwest winter at bay, at least temporarily.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thirst Entrapment: A Review of Rightlynd at Victory Gardens Theater by Kevin Greene

The first of three world premieres by Ike Holter scheduled for this season is also the thirstiest play he's ever written. And that's saying something.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

All Eyes On He: A Review of Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies at First Floor Theater by Kevin Greene

A complex story of identity conjugation at First Floor Theater.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Stage Top 5: November 2018 by Kevin Greene

The latest from Ike Holter, a pop-inspired musical about the cultural constraints placed on women and a universe-crossing Afrofuturist fable are just a few of the consciousness-expanding sho…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Making The Case: A Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Steppenwolf for Young Adults by Kevin Greene

In a major coup, Steppenwolf for Young Adults lands the first local-originating production of Simon Stephens' Tony Award-winning play and makes the most of it.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Girl Who Came in from the Cold: A Review of Phoebe in Winter at Facility Theatre by Kevin Greene

Jen Silverman’s play about the absurd world and its power dynamics burns an indelible image into the mind at Facility Theatre.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Death Is A Salesman: A Review of Witch at Writers Theatre by Kevin Greene

The world premiere of Jen Silverman's play at Writers Theatre is a must-see for anyone who has ever considered the value of burning it all to the ground and starting again.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

I Believe You, Bruce: A Review of Downstate at Steppenwolf Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

In this world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris attempts to redress the power imbalance between the disenfranchised and those who wield …

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Humanizing a Legend: A Review of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Congo Square Theatre by Kevin Greene

Alexis J. Roston fully embodies the beauty and tragedy of Billie Holiday in Congo Square Theatre's reprised production.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Stage Top 5: October 2018 by Kevin Greene

This month features a slate of local, regional and national premieres as well as a feminist opera celebrating its twentieth anniversary.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

No One Gets Out Alive: A Review of We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time at Goodman Theatre by Kevin Greene

David Cale returns to the Goodman with this autobiographical story of trauma and survival.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Sporting Life: A Review of Radio Golf at Court Theatre by Kevin Greene

Court Theatre continues their push to become the premiere destination for August Wilson's work.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Seeing Seventy: A Select Slice of This Fall’s Theater Season by Kevin Greene

A selection of some of the fall's most anticipated stage openings.

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Stage Top 5: September 2018 by Kevin Greene

The 2018/19 theater season gets off to an exciting start with a timely revival as well as local and world premieres, mixing established artists and ambitious up-and-comers.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Can’t-Miss Fall Theater by Kevin Greene

Newcity Stage's three most anticipated productions of the 2018 fall season.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018

Stage Top 5: August 2018 by Kevin Greene

Looking ahead to a few of Chicago's theater highlights for August.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Winter to Winter: A Review of Sagittarius Ponderosa at Redtwist Theatre by Kevin Greene

Love and intimacy remain elusive in the Chicago premiere of MJ Kaufman's play at Redtwist Theatre.

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