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Bonding in the Bomb Shelter

February 5, 2018 No Comments

We’re Gonna Be Okay – American Theatre Company

 

We’re seeing more post-apocalyptic plays these days, particularly as the political climate of the world around us grows increasingly tense and the Doomsday Clock moves closer to

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The Selfish Rich and Powerful

February 5, 2018 No Comments

Pillars of the Community

 

Henrik Ibsen’s “The Pillars of Society,” written in 1877, adapted by Samuel Adamson, is interesting as a theatrical piece that reflects how Capitalism can become an all-consuming

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Home For the Holidays

February 3, 2018 No Comments

The Humans – Broadway in Chicago

 

There’s no place like home for the holidays, or so the song promises. However, going home again or just getting together with your family for a special occasion, can often cause

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Old Friends

February 2, 2018 No Comments

Merrily We Roll Along

 

George Kaufman and Moss Hart wrote a play with a very unusual, innovative structure. Their comic drama told the story of a playwright who’s hosting an opening

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Wheels of a Dream

February 1, 2018 No Comments

 

Ragtime – Marriott Theatre 

 

This is the musical Chicago has been waiting for and will be talking about for years to come. With our country currently in political upheaval regarding race relations and

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Behind-the-Scenes of History

February 1, 2018 No Comments

Blind Date – Goodman Theatre

 

In the early 1980’s, during his second term of office, President Ronald Reagan observed the change

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Feudin’ and Fightin’

January 30, 2018 No Comments

Hatfield & McCoy – House Theatre

 

The bullets fly, the blood freely flows and the feudin’ and fightin’ begins in The House Theatre’s newly-revised story from 19th century America. It’s a violent

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The Space Between Fantasy and Reality

January 29, 2018 No Comments

Moon Man Walk – Definition Theatre Company 

 

“My mom told me I didn’t touch the ground until I was five,” says Monarch, the protagonist of James

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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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When Things Start Falling Apart

January 28, 2018 No Comments

We the People: The Anti-Trump Musical – Flying Elephant Productions

 

Sean Chandler’s original new musical revue is basically a form of choral catharsis. It’s a song cycle, with music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, that, for better or worse,

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