| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Stars of "Saturday Night Live," even the complicated ones born and raised in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, don't tend to move back and take up residence in Ukrainian Village. Manhattan usually proves seductive, and then there is the siren...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:39 AM
Do you care where Mark Wahlberg, in town to film "Transformers 4," ate the other night? Or at what local restaurant members of the Cleveland Indians, here to play the White Sox over the weekend, wolfed down their steaks?
You must, because for decades...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:20 PM
In "The Color Purple," a musical based on Alice Walker's novel, four decades of a woman's life in the South are powerfully chronicled. Set in 1909 Georgia, the meek Celie (Trisha Jeffrey) is pushed around in a society of limited opportunity with only...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:23 PM
In Nora Dunn's autobiographical solo show, "Mythical Proportions," the actress and "Saturday Night Live" alumna muses on a life spent in the fast-moving world of show business, forever pining for the magical era of old Hollywood that came before her time....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Chicago is not overburdened with resident comedic celebrities — various aldermen and media figures notwithstanding. So when Nora Dunn moved back to her hometown in 2008, she quickly became the go-to lady for benefits, cameo appearances, readings and...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Another stand-up comic who played Sands Bethlehem Event Center in the past year is returning, according to the venue’s Facebook page. Andrew “Dice” Clay, who performed at the venue on July 14, 2012, will return on Sept. 24, the event.......
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:32 PM
A hilarious relic, the cheerfully sexist French farce "Boeing-Boeing" involves a Paris-based lothario who concocts a scheme to live with three gorgeous stewardesses from three of the finer international carriers, just by keeping a close eye on the airline...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Nora Dunn, a prominant former cast member of "Saturday Night Live," is to premiere a new one-woman show at Theater Wit in Chicago this summer.
Titled "Mythical Proportions," the semi-autobiographical piece draws from Dunn's childhood on the West Side of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:52 AM
"Mine": The Chicago premiere of a play by Laura Marks concerning a young mother who thinks that her baby may not be her own. Through Aug. 11 at the Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-283-7071 and thegifttheatre.org
| May 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The former "Saturday Night Live" star Nora Dunn is to star in the upcoming production of the Broadway farce "Boeing-Boeing" at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.
Dunn, who is becoming a familiar face in Chicago theater, is also working on a...