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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings May 11-16, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

“Cry It Out”: Molly Smith Metzler’s comedy looks at the absurdities of new motherhood, the dilemma of returning to work versus staying at home, and how class impacts parenthood and fri…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings May 3-10, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Teens explore the meaning of home in Albany Park Theater Project’s ‘Ofrenda’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The topics APTP tackles are never easy — poverty, immigration, racism, education — yet the teens’ insights are always meaningful and refreshing.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings April 27-May 3, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings April 20-26, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions. Here are highlights of theater/dance performances and opening nights for April 20 to 26, 2018: “The Explorers Club”: Nell Benjamin…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Teatro Vista recalls Argentina’s defiant women with ‘The Madres’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Ivonne Coll of 'Jane the Virgin' stars in the story of mothers and grandmothers fighting for their families during a time of repression.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Making Steppenwolf debut, Rainn Wilson doubles his pleasure in ‘Doppelganger’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Playing two roles in the high-stakes farce, the former 'Office' co-star says, is "the hardest job I've ever done."

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Curtain Call — Theater and dance previews, openings April 13-19, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews, openings April 6-12, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Kids help write adventure of West Town biracial twins in a magical world by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

In 'Roots in the Alley,' the latest collaboration of playwrights and CPS students, an underworld voyage teaches girls about their Guatemalan origins

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews and openings March 29 – April 5, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater openings and previews March 22-29, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama to dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews and openings March 15-21, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Directors hoping audiences see new relevance in ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

A fresh look at the film about interracial marriage also finds perspectives on gender, class and generational differences.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Chicago Children’s Theatre set for ‘Epic’ interactive production by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

“An Epic Tale,” recommended for ages 6 and up, stretches over two floors from the theater’s classroom spaces to hallways, elevator and stairwells.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews and openings March 8-14, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Curtain Call —Theater previews and openings March 1-7, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Peter Oswald’s ‘Mary Stuart’ takes on timely new meaning by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Director Jenn Thompson: The conversation between femininity and power and sexuality and power I think makes the play feel incredibly contemporary.”

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews and openings Feb. 15-21, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Keith Huff completes Chicago cop trilogy with ‘Six Corners’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The writer of 'A Steady Rain' revisits local law enforcement with 'Six Corners,' about a murder at an L station.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Family ties unite, unravel in multilayered ‘You Got Older’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Solidly directed by Jonathan Berry, “You Got Older” blends reality and fantasy into a sometimes uneasy look at the one-way movement of time.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews and openings Feb. 8-14, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews and openings Feb. 1-7, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Curtain Call — Theater previews and openings Jan. 25-31, 2018 by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From musical comedy to drama, Chicago's stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Rhinoceros Theater Festival winter showcase an intense fringe affair by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Since it’s first incarnation in the late ‘80s as a one-day event, Rhino Fest has continued to stand out from the standard idea of a fringe festival.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The magical, surreal are second nature to Black Button Eyes stage troupe by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Closing out the imaginative company's season is “Nevermore — The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe."

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

‘Red Velvet’ role a Shakespearean revelation for Dion Johnstone by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Johnstone has a deep love of Shakespeare’s canon, which goes back to his high school days in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Show Guide: Scrooges, Nutcrackers, Taylor Swift and more by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From ice skating and concerts to comedy and dance, here's a look at some of the area's offerings to make your days and nights merry and bright.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

It’s a matter of ‘Minutes’ for set designer David Zinn’s latest work by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

“Suddenly people realized I understood the vocabulary of big spaces,” David Zinn recalls. “So breaking into set design wasn’t possible until it was.”

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Immigrant experience explored in Pivot Arts production by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The show is staged in Uptown where Pivot teams up with the Chinese Mutual Aid Association for a look at the immigrant experience.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi shows off his style – via cabaret by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

In the show, Mizrahi sings standards while also riffing, on among other things, personal weight issues, sleeplessness and Jewish stereotypes.

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