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  • Renee Fleming makes debut in a play at Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Renee Fleming makes debut in a play at Williamstown Theatre Festival
    Renée Fleming has performed dozens of opera's leading roles in a professional career that has spanned three decades. This month, the soprano is trying something altogether new for her -- she's starring in a stage play.
  • Peaks and valleys in Thodos' 'New Dances'

     Peaks and valleys in Thodos' 'New Dances'
    Once a year for 14 years, in "New Dances," Melissa Thodos sets her dancers free, saying: "Go forth and choreograph." That's a fine gift to the performers. But individual freedom doesn't necessarily translate into a satisfying, varied program. Not...

    Magnificent 'Surge' caps 'Silk and Steel'

     Magnificent 'Surge' caps 'Silk and Steel'
    Imagine a huge canvas covered in human flesh and billowing cloth, combining Hieronymus Bosch's earthbound creatures with the angels of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment." That was the vision as the curtain rose on "Surge," a jam-packed visual wonder created...

    iO performs final show in Wrigleyville

    iO performs final show in Wrigleyville
    When I talked with iO Theater proprietor Charna Halpern late Saturday night, she didn't seem particularly nostalgic about the Wrigleyville location she was leaving after nearly 20 years. "I'm not sad," she said. Not even a little bittersweet. Next week...

    Drama about failing senses must yet retain some feeling

    Drama about failing senses must yet retain some feeling
    Adam Bock's "A Small Fire," a melancholy off-Broadway drama from 2011 now in its first Chicago production at Steep Theatre, is only about 80 minutes long. But the changes it charts in its central character, a middle-aged woman named Emily Bridges, are...