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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A gripping game by Katie Powers

Invictus Theatre Company’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’s Topdog/Underdog is gripping from start to finish. Since being abandoned by their parents as teens, brothers Lincoln (Mikha’e…

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Collective power by Katie Powers

From 1969 to 1973, a Chicago-based organization known by the code name “Jane” brought safe and accessible abortions to more than 10,000 women. Paula Kamen’s Jane: Abortion and the Unde…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Missing girls by Katie Powers

In the world premiere of MIA: Where Have All the Young Girls Gone?, writer and director Mary Bonnett uses interviews and research to illuminate the crisis of missing young women in the Unite…

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Little bird, big dreams by Katie Powers

In the musical stage adaptation of Mo Willems’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (book by Willems and Mr. Warburton, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, and lyrics by Willems), a down-on-…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Season of the Grinch by Katie Powers

After earning rave reviews during its Chicago premiere last year, Matthew Lombardo’s provocative take on a holiday classic makes a triumphant return to Theater Wit. Who’s Holiday follows…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Cabin in the woods by Katie Powers

In Cat McKay’s queer comedy Plaid as Hell, Cass (Reagan James) hopes that a weekend away in the Wisconsin woods will be a fitting opportunity for her best friend Emilie […] The post Cabi…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Whose life is it, anyway? by Katie Powers

What is an artist’s relationship to their art? The complexities of that question form the central story in Franco-Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco’s Tebas Land, now appearing under the…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Monster mash-up by Katie Powers

The Chicago Children’s Theatre’s 18th season kicks off with Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster, an innovative production from the Emmy Award-winning multimedia performan…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Fight or flight by Katie Powers

The Chicago premiere of David Alex’s sociopolitical drama ENDS, directed by Davette J. Franklin, follows two men who represent conflicting visions of life in America. Set in 1967, the stor…

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Friday, June 24, 2022

The celluloid closet by Katie Powers

The Chicago premiere of British playwright Chris Woodley’s Tommy on Top, now playing at Pride Arts Center, is a witty farce that elevates crucial questions about representation and authent…

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Take shelter by Katie Powers

In the Chicago premiere of Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid with AstonRep, a group of multitudinous women navigate domesticity, violence, and identity in a cultural landscape …

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

“Anthem” addresses the past and present of voter suppression by Katie Powers

The virtual exhibit reached beyond Chicago to battleground states in the upcoming election. In planning for its 2020 season, Weinberg/Newton Gallery owner and ex…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

International Voices Project brings the world to your home by Katie Powers

This year's virtual festival of plays breaks through our global isolation. When Patrizia Acerra founded the International Voices Project in 2010, she sought to c…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A soldier and a shrink find common ground in Boogieban by Katie Powers

D.C. Fidler's drama about the lingering psychic wounds of war makes its local debut with Ohio-based None Too Fragile Theatre. Two soldiers of different generatio…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sunset Baby shows the personal price for political strife by Katie Powers

A daughter struggles to reconnect with her estranged activist father in Dominique Morisseau's drama. Nina (Jazzma Pryor) and her estranged father, Kenyatta (Marc…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Grace, or the Art of Climbing re-creates the tension and power of rock climbing by Katie Powers

A young woman struggles with heartbreak and disconnection. L M Feldman's Grace, or the Art of Climbing is a character-driven exploration of the world of competit…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

For Services Rendered explores the ongoing trauma of World War I by Katie Powers

It also offers a sharp critique of the British political system. When W. Somerset Maugham's British war drama For Services Rendered premiered in 1932, it offered…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Below the Belt suffers from a too-vaguely-imagined dystopia by Katie Powers

We can't worry about odd couple roommates until we know how much danger they're in. Below the Belt, written by Richard Dresser and presented by Hundo4u Productio…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Chicago Theatre Now continues the conversation about accountability in Chicago theater by Katie Powers

When Almanya Narula enrolled in graduate school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she wanted to find a way to bring her passions for journalism and theater together to tell stor…

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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