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Monday, February 11, 2019

Disassembling the System: A Review of Pipeline at Victory Gardens by Amanda Finn

Dominique Morisseau returns to Chicago with an urgent new play that maps the direct route from education to incarceration for America's youth of color.

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Stranger in a Familiar Land: A Review of The Father at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company by Amanda Finn

Florian Zeller's award-winning 2012 play gets its moving local premiere at Remy Bumppo.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

What’s in a Year: A Look Ahead at the “Year of Chicago Theatre” by Amanda Finn

The highly anticipated citywide initiative has the potential to attract new audiences to the theater and steer regular theatergoers to new companies.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Devising a Legacy: A Review of How to Catch Creation at Goodman Theatre by Amanda Finn

Memory and history entwine in this world premiere at the Goodman.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

It Is Your Destiny: A Review of All Childish Things At First Folio Theatre by Amanda Finn

Whether you're a casual fan of the franchise or you can make a convincing case for Jar Jar Binks being a Sith Lord, this is the play you're looking for.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Triggered: A Defense of Theatrical Content Warnings by Amanda Finn

First person accounts from the Chicago theater community on a subject that has been raised to a level of national discourse well beyond the theater.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hold for Laughs: A Review of Twelfth Night at Writers Theatre by Amanda Finn

Writers Theatre offers this Shakespeare comedy with whiplash wit and two of his finest leading ladies.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Not So Plain, Not So Simple: A Review of Plainclothes at Broken Nose Theatre by Amanda Finn

Just in time for the holiday sale season, Broken Nose Theatre presents the world premiere of this new play by Spenser Davis about the iniquities and injustices of late capitalism

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Friday, October 19, 2018

The Name’s The Thing: A Review of It’s Only a Play At Pride Films and Plays by Amanda Finn

A redux of Terrance McNally's less-than-successful "Broadway, Broadway," Pride Films and Plays' production reminds us just what's in a name: quite a lot.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

E. Faye Butler’s Turn: A Review of Gypsy at Porchlight Music Theatre by Amanda Finn

Porchlight Music Theatre launches its 2018/19 season with the dazzle and awe of a shooting star.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Snapshot of Reel Life: A Review of Crumbs from the Table of Joy at Raven Theatre Company by Amanda Finn

Written in the nineties and set in the fifties, the young women of Lynn Nottage's play, currently being produced at Raven Theatre, eagerly await a revolution that has still yet to materializ…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bleating Heart: A Review of The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at Interrobang Theatre Project by Amanda Finn

Interrobang Theatre Project's production of Edward Albee's 2002 play is surprising only in how unsurprising it is.

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