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While it strongly suggests mess, Sophie Weisskoff's play nevertheless becomes an oddly clean portrayal of abuse and capitalist power dynamics.
In space, no one knows what time it is.
Steppenwolf's revival of Sam Shepard's classic play is only as potent as the sum of its parts.
Co-written by ensemble members Tarell Alvin McCraney and Tina Landau, this world premiere is generous, idealistic, and irresistibly queer.
Mickle Maher's new play investigates the balance between the alchemical and nihilistic forces alive in the theatrical arts.
Beauty and terror live side by side in this memorable world premiere.
A charming show that stumbles when you look past the material and into more substantial questions about purpose.
Independent components come together to enlighten a darkened corner of our universe in this Midwest premiere from Yussef El Guindi.
Is Joshua Harmon's new play a deliberate provocation to progressives or a hypocritical use of his platform? Yes.
How to learn to stop worrying and love the lettuce.
One of the premier directors of August Wilson's work, Ron OJ Parson guides this ensemble of large personalities through the narrow gate of the sublime.
The Comrades step into the dark with this noir-ish thriller from Sarah Ruhl.
While not quite a knockout, this Midwest premiere puts femme rage at the center of a cathartic story.
Imagination contends with plot in this co-production from Adventure Stage Chicago and Rough House Theater.
Wrenched guts and broken hearts abound in this production of Suzan Lori-Parks' play.
The local premiere of Jonas Hassen Khemiri play is a meditation on identity and community in crisis.
Midsommer Flight continues its holiday tradition of staging this Shakespeare classic amidst the flora of the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
Northlight Theatre adapts Jane Austen's novel though the real question is: why?
Written during the height and subsequent wane of the AIDS crisis, this remount at Refuge Theatre Project shows its age.
Rough House Theater is bringing spooky back to the basement of the Chopin Theatre.
Imported from Belarus, this slow and steady local premiere at TUTA Theatre Chicago is equal parts function and rigor.
Imported from the Balkans, this new play at Trap Door Theatre reflects the limitations of the company's Euro-centric model, both in terms of politics and stage craft.
Trap Door Theatre’s staging of “Naked” by Luigi Pirandello is a little bit too close to reality to warrant production.
Whether or not audiences are "ill-equipped to deal with nuance" as director Adam Webster claims is a moot point as little nuance exists in this philosophically empty production from the side…
Drawn in clear and cutting language, Kristiana Rae Colón's latest receives its must-see world premiere at Sideshow Theatre Company.
These four stories of women and their bodies at Theatre Y make the public private and vice versa.
Trap Door Theatre's latest trades the company's hallmark expressionism for political farce.
Much like the real museums it is based on, the fictional setting for Collaboraction's newest show isolates its contents from their context.
This immersive and site-specific work from Nothing Without a Company explores the persuasive, cultish appeal of corporate branding.
This NNPN Rolling World Premiere from Stage Left Theatre does not offer a satisfying justification for its own existence.