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  • Thinking about plays that stand the test of time, or don't

    Thinking about plays that stand the test of time, or don't
    Theater is a time-bound art. I'm not just speaking about the way shows vary from night to night — although, of course, they do. I speak of how some plays seem to stay au courant and others quickly start to feel like they've passed their sell-by...
  • Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines

    Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines
    How good is your memory? Is it shot, like mine? Do you know all your passwords? Can you remember what you did last Tuesday? If someone asked you to recall every item you bought during a recent trip to the grocery store, could you do it? Now consider the...
  • SUMMER THEATER: Sting, Bayless and a man named Jed

    SUMMER THEATER: Sting, Bayless and a man named Jed
    There are a lot of famous names out and about this summer: Sting, Michael Cera, Bruce Norris and Sandra Oh, just to name a few. The reason is partly a few Broadway tryouts and partly a few more new Chicago productions that seemed designed to attract out-...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal following sister Maggie to Broadway

    Jake Gyllenhaal following sister Maggie to Broadway
    Jake Gyllenhaal will follow in his older sister Maggie's footsteps when he makes his Broadway debut later this season in the play "Constellations," which is scheduled begin preview performances Dec. 16 in a production by the Manhattan Theatre Club....
  • Michael Cera anchors a 'Youth' that spans decades

    Michael Cera anchors a 'Youth' that spans decades
    Written five years after Douglas Coupland popularized the demographic term “Generation X,” Kenneth Lonergan's “This is Our Youth” was, in its first blush of mid-1990s popularity, the quintessential slacker play. Its caustic,...
  • Chicago Theater Review: 'This Is Our Youth' Starring Michael Cera

    Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin are the latest star actors to take a crack at Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth," the 1996 play that has always attracted notable talent thanks to the depth, pathos and wit of its portrait of adrift, privileged post-...
  • Front and center: Tavi Gevinson joins Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin in Steppenwolf's 'This Is Our Youth'

    Front and center: Tavi Gevinson joins Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin in Steppenwolf's  'This Is Our Youth'
    A couple of weeks ago, Tavi Gevinson was presented with an ideal scenario for any 18-year-old graduating senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School (or any other): Her parents were going out of town. Gevinson these days is hanging out with her new,...
  • Video: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin & Tavi Gevinson

    Video: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin & Tavi Gevinson
    Actors Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Broadway-bound production of “This Is Our Youth” stopped by Tribune Tower on Tuesday to chat with theater critic Chris Jones. Here, they discuss...
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  • Film Review: 'Asteroid'

    Sibling rivalry is kept at a low, slow simmer in "Asteroid," a fractiously intimate family drama in which the scabs of adult orphanhood are rather savagely picked. The sophomore feature from Mexican writer-director Marcelo Tobar, this story of a prickly...
  • Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin Will Take 'This Is Our Youth' to Broadway

    Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin will star in a new production of Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play "This Is Our Youth," originating this summer at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater and moving on to Broadway for a September opening. Anna D. Shapiro, the "August:...
  • Michael Cera in 'This is Our Youth' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    Michael Cera in 'This is Our Youth' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    "This Is Our Youth," the 1996 play by Kenneth Lonergan about affluent but disaffected college-age Manhattanites, will get a new, Chicago-to-Broadway production this summer from the powerful movie and Broadway producer Scott Rudin in collaboration with the...