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Harking back to the early forties and the late eighties, this revival at Kokandy Productions is not so much timely as full of time.
No amount of frosting can sweeten the bitter aftertaste of this Midwest premiere at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble.
This music/theater hybrid from A Red Orchid takes some creative risks but reinforces some tired stereotypes in the process.
This wild world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company sees no separation between tail and dog when it comes to wagging.
This magical production from Adventure Stage Chicago follows its twin protagonists on a journey of self-discovery through their personal and cultural histories.
Firebrand Theatre concludes its inaugural season with a progressive production of this Dolly Parton-packed workplace musical.
The U.S. premiere of Simon Stephens' new play at Steep Theatre is an uncompromising vision of toxic masculinity, celebrity culture and the global marketplace.
The Sound returns with a roman à clef love letter of a world premiere about a young theater company striving for that most specific of victories: a non-equity Jeff Award.
As the weather warms up, so do Chicago stages with adventure, intrigue and good old fashioned rock n' roll.
Court Theatre's production of this classic sixties film turned stage play has many virtues not the least of which is the young talent on display.
Mia Chung's new play at Sideshow Theatre Company is an inventive and imaginative contrast of totalitarian nightmare and democratic indulgence.
This local premiere at First Floor Theater? is a poetic day-in-the-life of a young man searching for meaning in his family history.
Playwright Kevin Douglas' followup to "Thaddeus and Slocum" at Lookingglass Theatre Company capitulates to the very audience it could be reaching in this comedy about America's heritage of r…
Last month may have been black history month but the artists involved in these groundbreaking plays know that the conversations about racial injustice and the celebration of black culture re…
The world premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Young Adult production of Philip Dawkins’ play about bullying and victimhood may be about young people though it is not necessarily writ…
The premiere of Antoinette Nwandu's new comedy at Victory Gardens is no laughing matter, literally.
Vanessa Stalling directs this invigorating Chicago premiere at the Goodman about a high school girls soccer team.
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.
Steppenwolf's Chicago premiere of Clare Barron's play doesn't so much tread water as sink to the bottom of the shallow end.
Four premieres and a newly reimagined classic set the stage for an exciting month of theater.
Will Davis' continues his streak of queering American archetypes and narratives with this Chicago premiere by his longtime friend Basil Kreimendahl.
Steep Theatre presents the world premiere of Calamity West's haunting true-crime story about unsolved homicides in Bavaria after World War I.
Definition Theatre Company's followup to their incendiary production of "An Octoroon" is a small, sweet tale about the forces that keep families together.
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.
Jackalope Theatre's world premiere of Lloyd Suh's delightful history play reminds us that our leaders are nothing if not grossly human.
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble kicks off their reckoning-themed 2018 season with this allegorical domestic drama by former ensemble member William Francis Hoffman.
Five local theater designers detail their dream projects.
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…
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…
The best way to start the new year? How about a full slate of world premieres.