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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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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Our So-Called Half-Life: A Review of We’re Gonna Be Okay at American Theater Company by Kevin Greene

Will Davis' continues his streak of queering American archetypes and narratives with this Chicago premiere by his longtime friend Basil Kreimendahl.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Give Up The Ghost: A Review of Hinter at Steep Theatre by Kevin Greene

Steep Theatre presents the world premiere of Calamity West's haunting true-crime story about unsolved homicides in Bavaria after World War I.

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Invisible Forces: A Review of Moon Man Walk at Definition Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

Definition Theatre Company's followup to their incendiary production of "An Octoroon" is a small, sweet tale about the forces that keep families together.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Work Of Life: A Review of Traitor at A Red Orchid Theatre by Kevin Greene

Directed by Michael Shannon, Brett Neveu's adaptation of Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" presents a confounding series of escalations fueled by self-righteousness and ignorance.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Foundering Father: A Review of Franklinland at Jackalope Theatre by Kevin Greene

Jackalope Theatre's world premiere of Lloyd Suh's delightful history play reminds us that our leaders are nothing if not grossly human.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

When The Levee Breaks: A Review of Cal in Camo at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble by Kevin Greene

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble kicks off their reckoning-themed 2018 season with this allegorical domestic drama by former ensemble member William Francis Hoffman.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Designers Make It Work: Five Local Theater Designers Detail Their Dream Projects by Kevin Greene

Five local theater designers detail their dream projects.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Players 2018: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago by Kevin Greene

It is a testament to the strength and resilience of the artists highlighted here that all year, whether they wanted to or not, they made the art that helped things feel bearable or even, occ…

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Players of the Moment: Theater Activists (Chicago Inclusion Project, Not In Our House and The Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition) by Kevin Greene

Three organizations that reflect a growth of activism in our theater community. Their objectives include advocating for equitable representation, addressing harassment and abuse and challeng…

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Stage Top 5: January 2018 by Kevin Greene

The best way to start the new year? How about a full slate of world premieres.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Live and Belong: A Review of BLKS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

Aziza Barnes world premiere is the play that black audiences deserve and white audiences need.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Stage Top 5: December 2017 by Kevin Greene

Our theater recommendations for the month of December.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Mighty Waft: A Review of Puff: Believe It Or Not at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

A nineteenth century comedy of errors that strives for relevance but ends up as something much more satisfying: entertainment.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

American Nightmare: A Review of Welcome to Jesus at American Theater Company by Kevin Greene

This world premiere from Janine Nabers marks Will Davis' most daring directorial work to date at his new home company.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

No Good Old Days: A Review of Hard Times at Lookingglass Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

This remount of Charles Dickens' novel is a reminder that art and insight need not exist separately.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Stage Top 5: November, 2017 by Kevin Greene

From the power of prejudice in small town life to its politics, and then everything in between, enjoy November's theater offerings.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Community Centered: A Review of Meet Juan(ito) Doe at Free Street Theater by Kevin Greene

Free Street Theater's latest work is thematically and geographically centered in Chicago's Mexican-American communities.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hullabaloo on the Horizon: A Review of Two Mile Hollow at First Floor Theater by Kevin Greene

A savage and truly refreshing world premiere comedy that takes on history's least funny subjects: white privilege.

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Crossing Over: A Review of The Crucible at Steppenwolf for Young Adults by Kevin Greene

The nuances of Arthur Miller's timeless classic feel at odds with the current cultural climate of glaring partiality.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Praises Go Up: A Review of Choir Boy at Raven Theatre by Kevin Greene

The Chicago Premiere of Oscar Winner Tarrel Alvin McCraney's "Choir Boy" illuminates the internal and external conflicts of young black life.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Stage Top 5: October 2017 by Kevin Greene

Some of October's offerings, from "The Choir Boy" to "Dracula."

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Barriers to Entry: A Review of Building the Wall at Stage Left Theatre by Kevin Greene

Stage Left's season opener is unnervingly plausible dystopian fiction.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall From Grace: A Review of Alias Grace at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble by Kevin Greene

The world premiere adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel revisits a mysterious double murder and the young woman at the center of the crimes.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Tender and Sweet: A Review of The Rembrandt at Steppenwolf Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

Steppenwolf's season opener sends unclear signals of the road ahead while offering memorable performances from two of its most celebrated ensemble members.

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Friday, September 1, 2017
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