| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it." -- Abraham Lincoln
History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:39 PM
When Kwame Kwei-Armah left London to move to Baltimore, he was exploding with questions about this strange land on the other side of the Atlantic, where he was planting not just himself, but also his wife and young son.
"As I was starting to find my...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Eleanor Marx, youngest daughter of a fellow named Karl, was something of a thespian as well as a chip off the old political block. In 1886, she starred as Nora in a London reading of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," then quite the radical feminist drama....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:58 PM
If "Moby-Dick" is a tale of men at sea staring down a whale (plus a few metaphors along the way), then Egan Reich's "Breach," in a production from Dog & Pony, is the story of the women left behind.
Set in Sag Harbor, N.Y., in 1870, the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Writers Theatre's acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" has been extended three weeks through April 6, the theater announced on Wednesday. Kimberly Senior directs the production which stars Kate Fry in the title role. "Hedda Gabler"...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:56 PM
The big wave of winter theater openings, many of which took place in subzero temperatures, is in a brief lull. The pace picks up again next week, but enough has come down to merit an update. This has been an especially notable couple of weeks for...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:30 AM
From the first moment she opens up the case of General Gabler's famous pistols, Kate Fry's Hedda seems well aware of her name and how her story ends.
Director Kimberly Senior's slyly self-aware, shrewdly revisionist and thrillingly intimate new...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Female impersonation was a novelty act on the Vaudeville circuits at the turn of the 20th century; nowadays we have televised drag-queen competitions.
Jinkx Monsoon, a winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race," co-wrote and co-stars in "The Vaudevillians," a...
| Nov 5, 2013
If you've ever found yourself near the corner of Ashland and Foster avenues at 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, you've probably seen folks lining up for The Neo-Futurists' signature show, "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," which has been...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Rome Film Festival has secured the world preem of Jonathan Demme's "Fear of Falling" which reunites Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, following their cult collaborations on Louis Malle's "My Dinner with AndrÃ©" and "Vanya on 42nd Street."
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:14 PM
After 19 years directing in area theaters large and small, you'd hardly call Kimberly Senior any kind of sudden success. Still, it's hard to think of another Chicago director with a remotely comparable 2013-14 dance card. Senior has one show lined up...