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  • Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopané' a vivid story of tragic love

    Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopané' a vivid story of tragic love
    Henry Jaglom's “Train to Zakopané,” premiering at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, is based on an incident in the life of his father: a rich, complex, heartbreaking story of doomed lovers in Poland between the wars. The script could stand...
  • Novel take but predictable revelations in 'The Whipping Man'

    Novel take but predictable revelations in 'The Whipping Man'
    Remember the scene in "Gone With the Wind" when Scarlett fries latkes for a Hanukkah party at Tara? No? Right, there wasn't such a scene. American Civil War sagas seldom reflect a Jewish perspective. Matthew Lopez's 2011 play "The Whipping Man," now...
  • REVIEW: 'Hot Georgia Sunday' by Haven Theatre Company

     REVIEW: 'Hot Georgia Sunday' by Haven Theatre Company
    Tank tops, shorts and sweaty sexual desire are the main currency of the aptly titled "Hot Georgia Sunday," the engaging little sleeper of a show from the rising Haven Theatre Company, staged at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park and directed by Marti Lyons,...
  • Emma Stone is soaring with 'Cabaret' and 'Birdman' roles

    Emma Stone is soaring with 'Cabaret' and 'Birdman' roles
    Those eyes. That voice. That bruise. Bruise? "Yeah, I gave myself a black eye last night," Emma Stone says with a laugh. "During the 'Mein Herr' number, I whipped off my leather jacket and hit myself with the belt buckle. Nice, huh?" Nice indeed. At...
  • Between states: Ideas in the Civil War-set play 'The Whipping Man'

    Between states: Ideas in the Civil War-set play 'The Whipping Man'
    Martin Benson deferred his enlistment in Civil War drama for half a century, but now the stage director is bringing a zeal for realism to "The Whipping Man," his first assignment concerning America's bloody — and far from finished —...
  • The year in theater: Drama reigns in 2014

    The year in theater: Drama reigns in 2014
    The year isn't exactly ending on a high note. Rage over racial injustice, shocking reports of U.S. torture and the promise of even more governmental gridlock in 2015. Dare I even mention Taylor Swift's reign as queen of the pop charts? Faith in our...
  • Charles McNulty's best stage shows of 2014

     Charles McNulty's best stage shows of 2014
    Here is Charles McNulty's look at the best of 2014 in theater in Southern California and beyond. "Choir Boy" (Geffen Playhouse): Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney found poignant harmony in his play about the cruel disharmony of difference at an all-...
  • REVIEW: 'Newsies' at the Oriental Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Newsies' at the Oriental Theatre
    Ugly, groggy-eyed and not unlike a low-rent Tony Soprano, I headed to my stoop for my Sunday Tribune. My early-morning eyes landed on an envelope for my very loyal carrier's holiday tip. Excellent timing, Andre! I had the Newsies ringing in my ears. All...
  • Chicagoan of the Year in Theater: Ike Holter

    Chicagoan of the Year in Theater: Ike Holter
    This past spring and summer, hundreds of Chicago Public Schools teachers came to see Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy," a riveting new play from the little-known Jackalope Theatre about the last gasps of a Chicago school. Serving a disadvantaged population...
  • Chicagoan of the Year in Dance: Frank Chaves

    Chicagoan of the Year in Dance: Frank Chaves
    "I can elevate, I can recline. Here's my horn, here's my light … this is my Cadillac!" says Frank Chaves, demonstrating the features of his wheelchair. He points out where it's been bashed along the sides, injuries sustained while negotiating the...
  • The arts become Earth-aware: Dawning age of what are known as eco-arts

    The arts become Earth-aware: Dawning age of what are known as eco-arts
    In his most recent book, "The Meaning of Human Existence," Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson challenges the humanities to stop being in effect so darn man-crazy. "Anthropocentricity" is the precise term for the cramped view that divorces humankind from...