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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

It's a silly place, but you should go to Spamalot by Sheri Flanders

Your quest for a comedy master class ends at the Mercury Theater. Whether or not you're familiar with the beloved British humor of the Monty Python universe, Spa…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wrong Way Journey takes a trip through the life of one Black, queer, Christian woman by Sheri Flanders

In R.C. Riley’s solo show, a rape and a crisis of faith lead to self-acceptance. Chicago-based writer-performer R.C. Riley was raised with conservative Christi…

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International Falls brings a Seinfeld twist to a stand-up tragedy by Sheri Flanders

A comedian and a desk clerk in a podunk town share laughs and secrets. A tight script with the dark, quirky feel of a Twilight Zone episode, International Falls …

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Teatro ZinZanni proves that variety shows are the spice of life by Sheri Flanders

Love, Chaos & Dinner offers a delicious feast of comedy, thrills, and music. Teatro ZinZanni's Chicago premiere of Love, Chaos & Dinner is a delightfully…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Histories Repeating: A Review of If I Forget at Victory Gardens Theater by Sheri Flanders

This new play from Steven Levenson sees the past and present as a continuum of conflict.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bad Gal Annie: A Review of Queen of the Mist at Firebrand Theatre by Sheri Flanders

Michael John LaChiusa's musical could have been an empowering feminist adventure based on a true story. Instead it's a tepid moral dirge.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

In Six, Henry VIII's wives come back as pop divas by Sheri Flanders

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived—and slaying. History hasn't been this much fun since Hamilton. With its high-energy score, stadium light…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Black women and the city by Sheri Flanders

'Ain't nobody want to hear us,' say the stars of the joyous Single Black Female. Part Sex and the City parody and all celebration of Black female culture, Single…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

The I Am . . . Fest celebrating women of color comes to the Goodman Theatre by Sheri Flanders

Three days of performances and workshops encourages participants to become leaders in their communities. This weekend the Goodman Theatre will present the I Am .…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

First Love is the Revolution examines the brutal nature of humans and other animals by Sheri Flanders

In Rita Kalnejais's modern fable, parents pass on their prejudices to their children. Whimsical, brutal, and evocative of The Secret of NIMH, First Love is the R…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Drawing a Line on the Stage: A Review of A Chorus Line at Porchlight Music Theatre by Sheri Flanders

Among the longest running shows in Broadway history, this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical continues to get better with age.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lottery Day brings Ike Holter’s Chicago Cycle to a triumphant close by Sheri Flanders

It promises hope on the other side of defeat. A meditation on endings and new beginnings, Lottery Day is a fitting capstone for Ike Holter's seven-play Chicago C…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

After 40 years, Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem for colored girls remains a stunner by Sheri Flanders

Court Theatre’s production is one of the highlights of the season. "I found god in myself and I loved her fiercely." African-American feminist poet and playwri…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Bridges of Madison County remembers that romance is about the journey by Sheri Flanders

Theo Ubique's production is a sweet, sweet piece of Iowa cheese. Hermetically sealed inside the idyllic heartland like a Kraft Single, The Bridges of Madison Cou…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SoCo in Time: A Review of Southern Comfort at Pride Films and Plays by Sheri Flanders

This heartfelt new musical feels like the first signs of spring: hopeful and encouraging.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Life in the Gutter: A Review of Twilight Bowl at Goodman Theater by Sheri Flanders

This world premiere from Rebecca Gilman traces the borders and barriers of class in small town America.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Dad Days: A Review of Dada Woof Papa Hot at About Face Theatre by Sheri Flanders

Duty and autonomy collide in this earnest investigation of modern parenting.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

All Star, All Power: A Review of Women of Soul at Black Ensemble Theater by Sheri Flanders

Black Ensemble Theater pulls out all the stops in this tribute to the most iconic women in the history of modern music.

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