| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Call it "A Gentleman's Guide To Theater and Tourism."
After all, it's just a pilot program, the scope is modest and you won't find any parades, celebrities or fireworks associated with this new project.
But for Connecticut theater, this is a big deal....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:18 AM
His intelligence and wit are legendary. Now you can witness both for yourself when playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard presents a free lecture at Yale's University Theatre on Monday at 5:15 p.m. The event is open to the public.
The richly worded...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Lionsgate's Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the modern-day movie adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Cymbeline," ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
The film stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla...
| Aug 29, 2014
The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com.
Monday Night Cabaret Series
REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Transformed on stage into a traveling tent show, William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" takes on a new life at South Coast Repertory with its magic, music and acrobatics exploring the drama of spirits, monsters, witches and lovers.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:49 AM
The Stratford Festival of Canada, a popular summer destination for Midwesterners, has announced its 2015 season, themed around “eureka” moments, which it defines not unlike how Oprah Winfrey defined “Aha!” moments....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:35 PM
High on my list of the top Chicago shows of 2011 was "En Route," a remarkable show created by a boutique Australian theater company called One Step at a Time Like This. Due in part to its very limited capacity — the Melbourne-based company...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
LOCARNO - The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Argentine Matias Pineiro's "The Princess of France," which opens Locarno's International Competition on Thursday.
The U.S. distribution deal continues a relationship between Pineiro...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:55 PM
If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Aug. 29-31: DeKalb Corn Fest. Started in 1977 the festival draws more than 100,000 visitors. There'll be live music, a carnival, beer garden and food, classic car show and more. 815-748-2676, cornfest.com. Miles from Chicago: 65
| Jul 1, 2014
I alluded in my column today to an email that first began circulating in the late '90s and purported to explain the origins of many popular expressions on the basis of life in 1500s England. Here it is: Anne Hathaway......