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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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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Guildenstern and Rosencrantz and Everyone We Know Are Dead: A Review of Guards at the Taj at Steppenwolf by Kevin Greene

Receiving its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Rajiv Joseph's latest panders to its audience under the guise of challenging their assumptions about despotism and loyalty.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Stage Top 5: July 2018 by Kevin Greene

Some of July's Chicago theater highlights.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Lost At Sea: A Review of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas at Lookingglass Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

Lookingglass Theatre Company's adaptation of Jules Verne's novel feels its every league.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Blood & Rain: A Review of Mies Julie at Victory Gardens Theater by Kevin Greene

Yaël Farber's adaptation of Strindberg's "Miss Julie" arrives with uncomfortable urgency at Victory Gardens Theater.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Worth A Curse: A Review of Waiting for Godot at Chicago Shakespeare Theater & Druid Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

Druid Theatre Company's production of Beckett's most well-known work, produced by Chicago Shakespeare Theater as a part of their WorldStages initiative, begs the question: what exactly are w…

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Stage Top 5: June 2018 by Kevin Greene

June brings tension, vengeance, tragedy and rebellion to the Chicago stage.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

This Is “us”: A Review of columbinus at The Yard and Steppenwolf Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

In collaboration with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Yard returns with their most ambitious and urgent project to date.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

The Slates Are Never Clean: A Review of The Madres at Teatro Vista by Kevin Greene

Starring Ivonne Coll (of "Jane the Virgin"), this world premiere at Teatro Vista is tragic and triumphant simultaneously.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Machina Ex Deo: Playwright Lucas Baisch Explores the Boundaries of Taste, Trash and Technology by Kevin Greene

Baisch's voracious appetite produces work that is greater than the sum of its individual parts, more multiplication than addition.

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Stage Top 5: May 2018 by Kevin Greene

Past, present and future collide with reality and its alternatives in a wild month of premieres.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Not-So-Carefree Life: A Review of Grand Hotel at Kokandy Productions by Kevin Greene

Harking back to the early forties and the late eighties, this revival at Kokandy Productions is not so much timely as full of time.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Let Them Eat: A Review of The Cake at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble by Kevin Greene

No amount of frosting can sweeten the bitter aftertaste of this Midwest premiere at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Light Going Out: A Review of 33 to Nothing at A Red Orchid Theatre by Kevin Greene

This music/theater hybrid from A Red Orchid takes some creative risks but reinforces some tired stereotypes in the process.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Fake It ‘Til You Break It: A Review of The Doppelgänger (an international farce) at Steppenwolf Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

This wild world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company sees no separation between tail and dog when it comes to wagging.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Concrete Jungle: A Review of Roots in the Alley at Adventure Stage Chicago by Kevin Greene

This magical production from Adventure Stage Chicago follows its twin protagonists on a journey of self-discovery through their personal and cultural histories.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Changing It: A Review of 9 to 5: The Musical at Firebrand Theatre by Kevin Greene

Firebrand Theatre concludes its inaugural season with a progressive production of this Dolly Parton-packed workplace musical.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

A Signal In The Noise: A Review of Birdland at Steep Theatre by Kevin Greene

The U.S. premiere of Simon Stephens' new play at Steep Theatre is an uncompromising vision of toxic masculinity, celebrity culture and the global marketplace.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Chicago Plays Itself: A Review of Red Bowl at the Jeffs at The Sound by Kevin Greene

The Sound returns with a roman à clef love letter of a world premiere about a young theater company striving for that most specific of victories: a non-equity Jeff Award.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Stage Top 5: April 2018 by Kevin Greene

As the weather warms up, so do Chicago stages with adventure, intrigue and good old fashioned rock n' roll.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Unprecedented Arrival: A Review of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at Court Theatre by Kevin Greene

Court Theatre's production of this classic sixties film turned stage play has many virtues not the least of which is the young talent on display.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

State of Mind: A Review of You for Me for You at Sideshow Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

Mia Chung's new play at Sideshow Theatre Company is an inventive and imaginative contrast of totalitarian nightmare and democratic indulgence.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Endless Voyage: A Review of Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea at First Floor Theater by Kevin Greene

This local premiere at First Floor Theater? is a poetic day-in-the-life of a young man searching for meaning in his family history.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Weak Tea: A Review of Plantation! at Lookingglass Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

Playwright Kevin Douglas' followup to "Thaddeus and Slocum" at Lookingglass Theatre Company capitulates to the very audience it could be reaching in this comedy about America's heritage of r…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Stage Top 5: March 2018 by Kevin Greene

Last month may have been black history month but the artists involved in these groundbreaking plays know that the conversations about racial injustice and the celebration of black culture re…

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Mean Of Girls: A Review of The Burn at Steppenwolf for Young Adults by Kevin Greene

The world premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Young Adult production of Philip Dawkins’ play about bullying and victimhood may be about young people though it is not necessarily writ…

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Stuck In Place: A Review of Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate at Victory Gardens Theat by Kevin Greene

The premiere of Antoinette Nwandu's new comedy at Victory Gardens is no laughing matter, literally.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Out For Blood: A Review of The Wolves at Goodman Theatre by Kevin Greene

Vanessa Stalling directs this invigorating Chicago premiere at the Goodman about a high school girls soccer team.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

State of a Nation: A Review of Fear and Misery in the Third Reich at Haven Theatre by Kevin Greene

Haven Theatre's production of Brecht's first open rebuke of Nazism is an aesthetically bold, artistically ambitious, and consummately brilliant work of progressive theater.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Growing In: A Review of You Got Older at Steppenwolf Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

Steppenwolf's Chicago premiere of Clare Barron's play doesn't so much tread water as sink to the bottom of the shallow end.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Stage Top 5: February 2018 by Kevin Greene

Four premieres and a newly reimagined classic set the stage for an exciting month of theater.

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