| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:10 PM
Hedda Gabler is one tough cookie to love. Heck, let's set the bar lower: She's tough to like.
Keep in mind I'm talking about the title character of Henrik Ibsen's play, not the current production at Mad Cow Theatre in which there's plenty to like.
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:25 AM
Last weekend's earthquake in Nepal brought some glancing international attention to the remote Himalayan nation — especially when a wall at the British embassy in Kathmandu collapsed and killed three Nepalese citizens, setting off protests. But...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 8:01 AM
"F--- You, I Love You, Bye: The Rahm Emanuel Story"
There are plenty of jokes that land solidly in this good-natured, necessarily profanity-laden skewering of Chicago's current mayor, which flashes forward to the year 2081 when visitors to the...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Roxanna Hope, who played Caroline Cushing in Frost/Nixon on Broadway will play the title role in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"," the season opener at Hartford Stage.
The show, directed by Jennifer Tarver (the Canadian director who staged "Krapp's Last...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Jill Adams is the new president of Hartford Stage's board of directors.
A seven-year veteran of the Board and a resident of North Granby, Adams is president and principal owner of the Adams & Knight advertising agency. A graduate of Catholic...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:09 AM
There's something about Hedda.
"Hedda Gabler," that is, the titular character in Henrik Ibsen's classic "new woman" tale, the original housewife of Oslo County, the gal who has attitude, aptitude and is one mean shot. The inscrutable character has...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Open auditions for the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department's fall production of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Those auditioning should prepare a one-minute...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:39 PM
When Kwame Kwei-Armah left London to move to Baltimore, he was exploding with questions about this strange land on the other side of the Atlantic, where he was planting not just himself, but also his wife and young son.
"As I was starting to find my...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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...