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  • Chicago Shakes to take the Bard to the parks

    Taking a leaf from the early days of Joseph Papp in New York and endeavoring to increase its own accessibility, Chicago Shakespeare Theater says it plans to tour its "Short Shakespeare" production of an abbreviated version of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" to a variety of Chicago parks this summer. The shows, performed by a company of regular Chicago Shakespeare actors and supported by a group of funders led by the Boeing Company, will be free for all.
  • Thomas Babe: An actor's playwright worth remembering

    Crown City Theatre Company's gritty production of Thomas Babe’s 1978 drama, “A Prayer for My Daughter," directed by Albert Alarr, struck me as the kind of shoestring gem that L.A.’s extensive 99-seat theater scene does better than anywhere else....

    Kenneth Turan to discuss New York's Public Theater on KCRW

    His day job is film critic for the Los Angeles Times, but Kenneth Turan is also well-immersed in the downtown New York theater scene. His book "Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told"...

    'New': Rock out to post-apocalyptic neon fashionistas while supporting free local theater

    If you're hungry for a post-modern, hyper-colored dose of culture, Post Fact Productions' "New," an experimental rock opera, is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite while assaulting your senses. The production, starring Rachel Kolar and Lauren Brown (of...

    Theater review: 'Hair' at the Pantages Theatre

    Baby boomers just started turning 65, which means more and more ex-hippies will be added to the rolls of Social Security. But if you think time has rendered “Hair” old-fashioned, you need to check out Diane Paulus’ exhilarating revival, which...