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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.
Aziza Barnes world premiere is the play that black audiences deserve and white audiences need.
Our theater recommendations for the month of December.
A nineteenth century comedy of errors that strives for relevance but ends up as something much more satisfying: entertainment.
This world premiere from Janine Nabers marks Will Davis' most daring directorial work to date at his new home company.
This remount of Charles Dickens' novel is a reminder that art and insight need not exist separately.
From the power of prejudice in small town life to its politics, and then everything in between, enjoy November's theater offerings.
Free Street Theater's latest work is thematically and geographically centered in Chicago's Mexican-American communities.
A savage and truly refreshing world premiere comedy that takes on history's least funny subjects: white privilege.
The nuances of Arthur Miller's timeless classic feel at odds with the current cultural climate of glaring partiality.
The Chicago Premiere of Oscar Winner Tarrel Alvin McCraney's "Choir Boy" illuminates the internal and external conflicts of young black life.
Some of October's offerings, from "The Choir Boy" to "Dracula."
Stage Left's season opener is unnervingly plausible dystopian fiction.
The world premiere adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel revisits a mysterious double murder and the young woman at the center of the crimes.
Steppenwolf's season opener sends unclear signals of the road ahead while offering memorable performances from two of its most celebrated ensemble members.