Chicago Theatre Review

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Steep’s ‘Hinter’ a terrific exploration of the dark fantastic

February 7, 2018 No Comments

 

Hinter – Steep Theatre

 

 

Steep Theatre has distinguished itself in recent years for its uncommonly provocative and thought-

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Court Theatre’s ‘All My Sons’ a bold, terrifying look at American empire

January 28, 2018 No Comments

All My Sons – Court Theatre

 

What a mad act of courage it was for Arthur Miller to write “All My Sons.” It’s the late 1940s, and the United States is drunk on its successes from World War II.

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Jackalope’s ‘Franklinland’ a gripping, if historically incomplete, portrait of a man

January 21, 2018 Comments Off on Jackalope’s ‘Franklinland’ a gripping, if historically incomplete, portrait of a man

Franklinland – Jackalope  Theatre

 

Benjamin Franklin was many things: a brilliant inventor, a notorious philanderer, a shameless

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Congo Square’s ‘Jitney’ continues company’s standard of excellence

January 15, 2018 Comments Off on Congo Square’s ‘Jitney’ continues company’s standard of excellence

 

Jitney – Congo Square Theatre

 

From “What I Learned in Paris,” to “Hobo King,” to the astonishing “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red,” Congo Square Theatre has long staked a claim as one of the finest interpreters of

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Hubbard Street continues tradition of excellence with Crystal Pite program

December 10, 2017 Comments Off on Hubbard Street continues tradition of excellence with Crystal Pite program

Hubbard Street Dance

 

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has carved out a unique niche as one of the most daring and thrilling dance companies in the Second City, and it continued that standard of excellence and adventure with a new December program committed to the works of Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite.

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Gift’s ‘A Swell in the Ground’ a probing investigation of whiteness

October 26, 2017 Comments Off on Gift’s ‘A Swell in the Ground’ a probing investigation of whiteness

A Swell in the Ground – Gift Theatre

 

The Gift Theatre has distinguished itself in recent years for staging brave, ambitious world-premiere

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Victory Gardens delivers extraordinary ‘Fun Home’

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on Victory Gardens delivers extraordinary ‘Fun Home’

 

Fun Home – Victory Gardens

 

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is one of the most acclaimed graphic novels in the history of the medium, so it makes sense that the musical – from the

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‘Five Guys Named Moe’ a joyful, energetic tribute to Louis Jordan

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ a joyful, energetic tribute to Louis Jordan

Five Guys Named Moe – Court Theatre 

 

Louis Jordan is the kind of musician whose influence far outstrips his fame. Despite being the fifth-

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‘Beauty’s Daughter’ a superlative solo show

July 21, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Beauty’s Daughter’ a superlative solo show

Beauty’s Daughter – American Blues Theatre 

 

A multifaceted portrait of Harlem and the Black experience, “Beauty’s Daughter” by Dael Orlandersmith is a solo show, but not in the conventional sense. Yes, there are confessions to the

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Hubbard Street stuns with multifaceted, wild 40th anniversary show

June 10, 2017 Comments Off on Hubbard Street stuns with multifaceted, wild 40th anniversary show

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 

 

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the city’s premiere dance companies, but its current show at

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