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  • Chicago backers sought for Richard Pryor show

    "Unspeakable," a unauthorized show about the late comedian Richard Pryor, will be performed before an invited audience at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Chicago on Friday. The non-public performance is an attempt to secure backers for a commercial...
  • Going world class

    Going world class
    When it comes to destination cities, Minneapolis long ago took its place with the San Franciscos, New Yorks and Montreals of North America. It boasts impressive architecture, a vibrant arts community, and wonderful dining and shopping. And its...
  • 'En route' in Chicago: What if you did a show and one person came?

    'En route' in Chicago: What if you did a show and one person came?
    Early in 2009, a group of theater artists in Melbourne, Australia, reached a fork in their creative road. On the other side was an extraordinary outdoor theatrical event taking place right now in Chicago, titled "en route." But let me start back Down...
  • Theater review: 'The Understudy' from Mad Cow Theatre

    Theater review: 'The Understudy' from Mad Cow Theatre
    "I'm not bitter," explains the title character in thecomedy "The Understudy." In fact, he explains it repeatedly, you know, in that way that makes you doubt the truthfulness of that statement. Harry (Josh Geoghagan) has reason to feel that way: He's a...
  • Theater review: 'Spring Awakening' from Breakthrough Theatre

    Theater review: 'Spring Awakening' from Breakthrough Theatre
    Director Wade Hair has put together a polished production of the rock musical "Spring Awakening," the Broadway darling of the 2006-07 season. The sharp costumes by Donna Haines evoke the straitlaced time period of 19th-century Germany. Scenery is simple,...
  • Chicago Fringe Festival announces 2011 lineup

    The Chicago Fringe Festival has announced the lineup of about 50 performance groups that will take part in its second annual event; the fest takes places Sept. 1-11 at various venues in Pilsen. The roster includes Rebecca Kling, a Chicago artist...
  • A quick stop in Columbia on the road to stardom

    A quick stop in Columbia on the road to stardom
    Summer is a good time to catch professional dancers with Howard County roots on hometown visits between gigs. Some are now dancing professionally in other parts of the country, and others are gearing up for big fall tours. Ashley Blair Fitzgerald is...
  • Sweet show headed to Chicago

    Jeffrey Sweet--Victory Gardens playwright, New York resident, chronicler of improv history--has had a success at the New York Fringe Festival with his one-man show, "You Only Shoot the Ones You Love," which he describes as the story of his dealings with...
  • Jeffrey Sweet show is coming to Chicago

    Jeffrey Sweet show is coming to Chicago
    Jeffrey Sweet lives in New York, but he's a Victory Gardens playwright and a man long compelled by the history of Chicago theater.  So he said this week that he plans to bring his current hit from the New York Fringe Festival to town. Briefly, for now. ...
  • A trip to 'Strangerland' and 'Bakersfield'

    The Chicago Fringe Festival is back for a second year, and this time it's stretching over two weekends and five venues in Pilsen, focusing on the theme "On the Map, Under the Radar." Below are reviews for two shows from opening weekend; reviews for two...
  • 'No Gender Left Behind' connects, 'Nearly Naked' misses at Chicago Fringe Festival

    'No Gender Left Behind' connects, 'Nearly Naked' misses at Chicago Fringe Festival
    The second annual Chicago Fringe Festival continues through Sunday at five venues in Pilsen. "No Gender Left Behind" *** Rebecca Kling knows a teachable moment when she sees one. When the transgendered Kling was dismissed as a visiting theater teacher...