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  • Highland Park city council wants to hear residents’ complaints. No, really.

     
    Highland Park city council is half way through its 10-meeting tour in an effort to find out what residents like about the city — or …...
  • Evolution of Robert Falls: Goodman Theatre's artistic director moves toward minimalism

     
    The Goodman Theatre's Robert Falls at a rehearsal for his production of Anton Chekhov's “The Seagull,” Oct. 16 to Nov. 14 in the Owen Theatre. (Brian Cassella/Tribune photo) His throbbing “Desire under the Elms” featured a descending house, a...
  • Flaming Lips musical to debut in late 2012, minus Aaron Sorkin

     
    "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," the new musical based on the Flaming Lips' 2002 album of the same name, will make its debut later this year at the La Jolla Playhouse, the theater company announced on Wednesday. The musical will have its world...
  • Mike Kuchwara, AP theater critic, dies in New York

     
    Mike Kuchwara, the theater critic and drama reporter for the Associated Press and, in full disclosure, a friend of mine, died in New York Saturday from lung disease. He was 63. Kuchwara, whose byline will be familiar to many theater......
  • Seminole Book Bus to hit Reading Road this summer

     
    The Seminole School district's Big Red Bus will be back on the road again this summer, chock full of books for kids to read. Despite the sour economy and tight funds, the district has come up with the money to keep the bus running again this summer. As in...
  • Frank Galati to make directing debut at Stratford Festival of Canada

     
    Frank Galati will direct "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Stratford Festival of Canada in 2011. The show, which will star Geraint Wyn Davies as Falstaff will mark Galati's directing debut in Stratford. It will be convenient to have......
  • 2010 Stratford Festival: Much ado in Ontario, including Christopher Plummer in 'Tempest'

     
    GETTING THERE: Stratford, Ontario, is about a seven-hour drive from Chicago, crossing the border at Sarnia, Ontario. Aside from Toronto's Pearson International Airport (80 minutes away), United Airlines has added two non-stop flights a day between Chicago...
  • Where Rhys Ifans stands on the whole ‘Who wrote Shakespeare’s plays’ thing

     
    Did William Shakespeare really write the plays that have borne his name for 400 years? That’s been a lively subject for speculation for ages, with conspiracy buffs championing others, from famous writers Christopher Marlowe and Francis Bacon, to the...
  • Shakespeare whodunit

     
    If I may borrow from the Bard, it's "much ado about nothing." The movie "Anonymous" has stirred the simmering pot of those who find reasons, and adequate spare time, to question whether William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the most remarkable....
  • Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow

    Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow
    Things to know about our book club: Our book club began in Glenview during the big snow in 1967 when two mothers, snowed in with young children, decided to organize a neighborhood book club for much-needed intellectual stimulation. We started with six...
  • Tornado Confirmed in Bridgeport

    Tornado Confirmed in Bridgeport
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado briefly touched down in the area of Main Street in Bridgeport about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the agency's website. The tornado, with winds of 100 mph, also hit Nichols Street and Cedar...
  • Adrian Noble, urbane and puckish in San Diego

    Adrian Noble, urbane and puckish in San Diego
    If it weren't for Adrian Noble's poor eyesight, Southern Californians might not be gaining new insights into William Shakespeare this summer. As a lad growing up in Chichester, England, Noble, the future artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare...