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  • In shadow of 'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is

    In shadow of  'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is
    It takes time to create a television documentary, and filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin have said they spent much of a year amassing 1,000 hours of video to make their CNN true-crime documentary "Chicagoland." So America currently is discovering, in...
  • Video: An aria from 'Rusalka'

    Video: An aria from 'Rusalka'
    This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is Antonin Dvorak’s 1901 Czech opera, “Rusalka,” currently onstage in a new production from Lyric Opera. This production marks Lyric's first "Rusalka" in all its 59 seasons. Like Hans Christian...
  • Video: A scene from 'Buzzer'

    Video: A scene from 'Buzzer'
    This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is Tracey Scott Wilson’s serio-comedic new play, “Buzzer,” currently playing at the Goodman’s Owen Theatre. Jackson (Eric Lynch), a young African American lawyer, moves back to his...
  • Video: A scene from 'Luna Gale'

    Video: A scene from 'Luna Gale'
    This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is “Luna Gale,” playwright Rebecca Gilman’s heated new drama at the Goodman Theatre. The titular Luna is a newborn baby that social services removes from the care of her parents, both teenage...
  • Honest writing keeps addiction drama afloat

    Honest writing keeps addiction drama afloat
    Some writers, especially those from families that don't necessarily understand the need for such a profession, curse their relatives. Others mine them for material. Quiara Alegria Hudes most certainly is in the latter camp. Her North Philadelphia kin...
  • Play about masochism needs more of an edge

    Play about masochism needs more of an edge
    The term "masochism" — the practice, should you require a definition, of deriving sexual pleasure from the feeling of pain — has its origins in the fine work of one Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. His major opus of domination and subjugation was...
  • Trio of actresses set the bar high for 2014

    Trio of actresses set the bar high for 2014
    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...
  • A new dilemma: What about mixing guns and arias?

    A new dilemma: What about mixing guns and arias?
    Walking into the Chicago Cultural Center for a warmhearted retirement celebration last week, I was pulled up short at the double door by a set of stickers. The ones with the menacing black handgun inside a bright circle, with a line through the gun. Those...
  • Goodman announces 'Venus in Fur' cast

    The Goodman Theatre has announced the cast for the Chicago premiere of "Venus in Fur," David Ives' audition-set play, and it is a major break for the Chicago actress Amanda Drinkall, who recently appeared in "Great Expectations" at Strawdog Theatre...
  • Highs and lows in Chicago theater, all of them memorable

     Highs and lows in Chicago theater, all of them memorable
    It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come. 1. The umbilical cord...
  • In Rebecca Gilman's new 'Luna Gale,' judgment and the judged

    In Rebecca Gilman's new 'Luna Gale,' judgment and the judged
    Rebecca Gilman's last play at the Goodman, 2010's "A True History of the Johnstown Flood," used the 1889 cataclysm that killed more than 2,200 people as a sweeping indictment of Gilded Age class privilege. It was a massive production, thematically and...
  • 'Guitars' has a relaxed and playful vibe

    'Guitars' has a relaxed and playful vibe
    August Wilson's plays first arrived in Chicago as they were still being written, mostly in the 1990s. For those of us who were around, the experiences at the Goodman Theatre — complete with Wilson, cigarette in hand, pacing the Dearborn Street...