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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Trauma and resilience by Boutayna Chokrane

Chicago native Inda Craig-Galván takes theatergoers on a heart-to-heart journey in A Hit Dog Will Holler, a two-hander that underlines the trauma and resilience experienced by Black women�…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Defying fate by Boutayna Chokrane

Step into the Aztec Empire during the 16th century, on the eve of a new millennium. City Lit’s world-premiere musical Aztec Human Sacrifice (written by Kingsley Day and Philip LaZebnik) te…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Cultural storms by Boutayna Chokrane

A production with a promising premise is especially disappointing when it falls short. Unfortunately, that’s the case with Uprising Theater’s Decolonizing Sarah: A Hurricane Play.  Amid…

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Brief encounter by Boutayna Chokrane

Some believe that those who suspect death is near can often feel it approaching, and in Invictus Theatre’s rendition of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. senses h…

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Friday, January 27, 2023

The great con by Boutayna Chokrane

Redtwist’s rolling world premiere of The Great Khan with the National New Play Network couldn’t be better timed. When Florida’s Department of Education had just rejected an Advanced Pl…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Mosque4Mosque upends stereotypes by Boutayna Chokrane

Mosque4Mosque is not a monolithic representation of the Arab American Muslim experience, and perhaps that’s exactly the point.  Written by Omer Abbas Salem and directed by Sophiyaa Nayar,…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Choose your own adventure—from your seat by Boutayna Chokrane

The Twenty-Sided Tavern—written by David Andrew Greener Laws (aka DAGL), with game design by Sarah Davis Reynolds, and produced by David Carpenter, is an interactive, theatrical quest that…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Reclaiming Pilsen’s raw history by Boutayna Chokrane

From “Baby I Need Your Loving” by the Four Tops to “Money” by Cardi B, everything about this chilling production, including the score, muddles the gap between past and present. […]…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Party like it’s 1926 by Boutayna Chokrane

Blank Theatre Company’s production of The Wild Party (book, music, and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and based on the 1926 narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March), directed by Jason A. […] The …

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Asian drag performers slay the way forward by Boutayna Chokrane

Despite its experimental environment, Chicago’s drag world entered the pandemic with a lack of labor protections. COVID-19 exacerbated economic hardships, especially for queer performers o…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards