| Mar 17, 2015
| 11:20 AM
Murder. Madness. Witches. Ghosts.
It's not Halloween; it's "Macbeth," one of William Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedies. "Macbeth" will be staged at 8 p.m. March 20 in the Belushi Performing Hall at the College of DuPage.
It is directed...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 12:56 PM
This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is the National Theatre of Scotland’s “Dunsinane,” currently playing Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier.
The drama by David Greig imagines the immediate aftermath of William Shakespeare&...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 9:03 PM
MERRILLVILLE — Andrean Theatre Company has had a banner year, winning accolades at a state competition and selected to represent Indiana at a national festival in Nebraska in June.
Andrean High School senior Sandy Akers became acquainted with the...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:25 PM
"Helix" (Syfy, Fridays). Ronald D. Moore, who rebooted "Battlestar Galactica" and brought the highland romantic fantasy "Outlander" to the TV screen, is an executive producer of and contributing writer to this well-wrought sci-fi suspense serial, now in...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:52 AM
"The DUFF" stands for "Designated Ugly Fat Friend." From that cruel acronym, we now have a movie designed to appeal to fans of the source material. Kody Keplinger wrote the book when she was 17 and a merry slave to high school clique cliches. But her...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 3:18 PM
The National Theatre of Scotland — unusual in that it is a national theater without any physical theater of its own — has been in existence for only nine years. It has already been to simpatico Chicago, by my reckoning, five times. Perchance...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:46 AM
Evanston Township High School presents the Shakespeare tragedy "Hamlet" Feb. 12-14 in the school's Upstairs Theatre. Next year marks 400 years since William Shakespeare's death.
"You think of Shakespeare as this thing that is totally outside of a...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:50 AM
Don't even think about those blue suede shoes. And no dancing either, if you please. That's not allowed for the small-town characters in the musical comedy, "All Shook Up," being staged by the Wilmette Center for the Arts.
"'All Shook Up' is just fun,"...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Can Mother Teresa, staunch opponent of birth control and abortion, and Margaret Sanger, who popularized the term "birth control" and fought for women's reproductive rights, co-exist in a depiction of notable women?
Common sense says yes. In Trumbull,...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 11:45 AM
The 32 students who comprise the eighth-grade class at Christ the King School in the Beverly community of Chicago are accomplishing something that many only dream about – they will soon publish a book.
Teacher Vicki Rocus said the project has...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 10:35 AM
The Friends of Cooper Memorial Library is sponsoring a bus trip to the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson on March 26.
The theater will present Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I" during a luncheon matinee.
East meets West in this Tony-...