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  • 'The Woman Upstairs' by Claire Messud

    'The Woman Upstairs' by Claire Messud
    A novel with a first-person narrator — a frustrated elementary schoolteacher with thwarted artistic ambitions — may not seem like the most promising or original premise. But even the most skeptical of readers will be seduced by the opening lines: "How angry am I? You don't want to know."
  • Writers' Theatre season includes 'Gabler'

    Kate Fry will star as Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" as part of the 2013-14 season at Writers' Theatre Chicago. Kimberly Senior will direct the new production of the famously passionate drama for a January opening. The fall at Writers' Theatre, located...

    Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'

    Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'
    NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad." Chastened, the man talks of...

    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...

    Daughter of Marx has much on her shoulders

    Daughter of Marx has much on her shoulders
    Eleanor Marx, youngest daughter of a fellow named Karl, was something of a thespian as well as a chip off the old political block. In 1886, she starred as Nora in a London reading of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," then quite the radical feminist drama....