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Choir Boy, Foxfinder, and 12 more stage shows to see now

October 13, 2017 0

Blue/Orange The adventurous Runcible Theatre Company, which specializes in offbeat English fare rarely tackled by larger troupes here, delivers a crisp and compelling rendition of Joe Penhall’s chilling yet hilarious dark comedy, a 2000 hit

A Chicago theater veteran’s view from Puerto Rico

October 12, 2017 0

Todo bien.” That’s Dave Buchen’s unlikely response to the question of how he’s faring, ten days after Hurricane Maria. I’ve caught the former Chicagoan and longtime Theater Oobleck ensemble member during a rare interlude of

Spoiler alert: this Quixote comes to a bad end

October 12, 2017 0

Henry Godinez isn’t the Don Quixote type. That is, he doesn’t much resemble the popular image of that famously misguided knight errant, propagated by everybody from Daumier and Doré to Dali and Picasso. Based, I

Can Ashley Wheater sustain the Joffrey’s success?

October 6, 2017 0

Ballet is an art form steeped in discipline and tradition—a stereotypically tall and slender ballerina floats across the stage in pointe shoes, dancing through a fairy tale accompanied by a classical score. Yet when Robert

Story of a Curse—and the Cubs’ curse killer

October 5, 2017 0

About three-quarters of the way through Rich Cohen’s new book The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse comes an epic clash of baseball philosophies and worldviews. On one side is Theo Epstein, president of the

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