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  • 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...
  • In Chicago, plays by women, bucking the national trend

     In Chicago, plays by women, bucking the national trend
    Here were your theater-going options at Chicago's major theaters on Saturday, Feb. 15: At the Goodman Theatre, you could have seen either "Luna Gale" by Rebecca Gilman in the Albert space or "Buzzer" by Tracey Scott Wilson in the Owen. At the...
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville announces 2014-15 season

    Actors Theatre of Louisville announces 2014-15 season
    The Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced its 2014-15 season, the theater’s fifty-first. First up in the Pamela Brown Auditorium is “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” (Sept 2 - 21) a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s comedy...
  • William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'

     William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'
    From David Mamet's first expletive-laced success in the 1970s to the advent of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" as one of the most acclaimed 21st century American dramas to date, drawing blood — and not always just figuratively — has been...
  • Robert Christen, who lit the way at Goodman Theatre, dies at 64

    Robert Christen, who lit the way at Goodman Theatre, dies at 64
    UPDATED MARCH 11 WITH FULL OBITUARY ... The men playing Ebenezer Scrooge changed over the years — William J. Norris, Tom Mula, Larry Yando — but not the man lighting the famous Dickensian sinner's pathway to redemption. For the entire 36-year...
  • Fine acting, but staging a war is hell

    Fine acting, but staging a war is hell
    To survey the Gettysburg Battlefield — strikingly quiet when I was last there — is to feel the weight of history in an unusually intense way. There is something about this particular patch of Pennsylvania grass that takes the sprawling Civil...
  • Joan Allen on a roll through the years

    Joan Allen on a roll through the years
    I was listening to the radio Saturday afternoon as I drove to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Reports were coming in of the shooting in a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. A kids' cooking competition had been going on. “A lot of children were...
  • Dennis Farina and his fellows, Chicago men all

    Dennis Farina and his fellows, Chicago men all
    At the end of 2011, a poster featuring a group of square-jawed characters in dark suits, legs slightly apart, started appearing in bus shelters around Chicago. The men — the group was all white men — looked like they might have gathered for...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Kimberly Senior's slate is jam-packed from here to Broadway

    2013 Fall Guide:  Kimberly Senior's slate is jam-packed from here to Broadway
    After 19 years directing in area theaters large and small, you'd hardly call Kimberly Senior any kind of sudden success. Still, it's hard to think of another Chicago director with a remotely comparable 2013-14 dance card. Senior has one show lined up...
  • Generosity abounds in simmering performance

    Generosity abounds in simmering performance
    A few years back, in a sleepy hotel bar in Costa Rica, I found myself in one of those late-night conversations in which it felt like my new friend was not telling the whole truth. No doubt the history of this genial, white-haired American emigre was...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you

    2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you
    The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
  • 2013 Equity Jeff Awards: 'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners

    2013 Equity Jeff Awards:  'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners
    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...