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  • Dickens' influence lingers with passage of time

    Dickens' influence lingers with passage of time
    Charles Dickens is dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker and the chief mourner. Old Dickens is as dead as a door-nail. -------------------- This...
  • Chicago theater openings for Sept. 20-26

     Chicago theater openings for Sept. 20-26
    Friday "4000 Miles": Kimberly Senior directs the drama by Amy Herzog about a grandmother and grandson. Through Oct. 20 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; $25-$75 at 847-673-6300 and northlight.org Saturday "The Wheel": Actress Joan...
  • Why did Writers Theatre thrive and Apple Tree fall?

    Why did Writers Theatre thrive and Apple Tree fall?
    In 2002, I wrote a Sunday piece for this newspaper comparing the fortunes of two theaters on Chicago's affluent North Shore: the Apple Tree Theatre of Highland Park and an upstart named Writers Theatre, then known as Writers' Theatre Chicago, a reflection...
  • Video: A holiday message from Chicago's theaters

    Video: A holiday message from Chicago's theaters
    The holidays are upon us, and in the spirit of the season a few of Chicago’s many theaters would like to give you a special message.  The theaters shown here — including hundreds of actors, directors, designers, staff and administrators...
  • Chef Rick Bayless to perform in improv show

    Chef Rick Bayless to perform in improv show
    It seems chef Rick Bayless has been by bitten the acting bug. In addition to next summer's remount of Lookingglass Theatre Company's "Cascabel," a dining-entertainment fusion show being presented at the Goodman Theatre, Bayless will be trying his hand...
  • Brian Urlacher performs in the Goodman Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol'

    Brian Urlacher performs in the Goodman Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol'
    Actors are used to hearing "break a leg!" before a performance, but those words strike terror in the heart of a professional football player. "Don't say that! People keep saying that to me!" retired Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher joked Friday...
  • 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...
  • Kristin Chenoweth to headline Goodman Theatre gala

    Kristin Chenoweth to headline Goodman Theatre gala
    Goodman Theatre has landed one of Broadway’s biggest names for its “A Dream Evening” gala. Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee”) is set to perform at the benefit for Goodman Theatre’s education and community engagement...
  • 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...
  • Kat Falls discusses 'Inhuman'

    Kat Falls discusses 'Inhuman'
    When Kat Falls first imagined her best-selling middle-grade novel, "Dark Life," she was a busy stay-at-home mom of three, dashing from activity to activity and setting a 15-minute timer to ensure she got some writing in each day. After taking about a...
  • '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...