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  • John Hughes show needs more teen angst

     John Hughes show needs more teen angst
    Music, especially angsty British new wave from such artists as Altered Images, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and New Order, was an indispensable part of the cinematic oeuvre of John Hughes. The late, great director figured out that by creating a universe...
  • Chicago Repertory Ballet: A diverse program at the Biograph

    Chicago Repertory Ballet: A diverse program at the Biograph
    With so many dance troupes lying somewhere on the broad spectrum of classical contemporary dance, it can be hard to pin down style and mission for any of them. More to the point is the quality of the choreography and performance. Two and a half years...
  • Laura Linney not staying neutral about 'Switzerland' at Geffen Playhouse

    Laura Linney not staying neutral about 'Switzerland' at Geffen Playhouse
    Laura Linney paused for a moment before delivering a blunt assessment of her latest role, author Patricia Highsmith: "It's going to kick my butt." The three-time Academy Award-nominated actress wasn't complaining or admitting to premature defeat. If...
  • Angelica Page's 'Turning Page' a beguiling, uncanny tribute

    Angelica Page's 'Turning Page' a beguiling, uncanny tribute
    Before announcing the winner for lead actress at the 1986 Academy Awards, F. Murray Abraham, elated that the recipient was his stage friend Geraldine Page, exclaimed, "I consider this woman the greatest actress in the English language." This wasn't...
  • Arthur Miller's 'The Price' bursts into meaning at Mark Taper Forum

    Arthur Miller's 'The Price' bursts into meaning at Mark Taper Forum
    Arthur Miller's "The Price" is an old-fashioned play that takes a fair amount of time to get going, but when it does — midway through the second act — it explodes with the thunderous moral inquiry that has earned the author a place on the Mt....
  • Larry David's play 'Fish in the Dark' thinks too small-screen

    Larry David's play 'Fish in the Dark' thinks too small-screen
    It's the pesky little things that make up Larry David's infinitely expandable comic universe. All those petty grievances and minor disputes, the slights and slips, the miscues and forced apologies — so flustering in our own lives, so hilarious in...
  • REVIEW: 'Dunsinane' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

    REVIEW: 'Dunsinane' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    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...
  • Through 'Hamilton,' the Founding Fathers might once again make history

    Through 'Hamilton,' the Founding Fathers might once again make history
    The Founding Fathers famously had a way with words, but as reincarnated in Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensational musical "Hamilton," they can now bust a rhyme with the legendary MCs. These revolutionaries still wear frock coats and breeches, but when they...
  • 'Cineastas' captures moviemaking endeavors in progress

    'Cineastas' captures moviemaking endeavors in progress
    It has become something of a commonplace since Hamlet first uttered the precept that the purpose of acting is "to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature." Argentine theater auteur Mariano Pensotti deconstructs this idea in dizzying fashion in...
  • How to get away with fake murder

    How to get away with fake murder
    Whether they are fighting evil forces, throwing off the yoke of oppression or, more often, embroiled in some love-inspired conflict, opera characters lead unusually dangerous lives. And, true to the drama inherent in the genre, they somehow always end...
  • Immersive theater appeals to audiences wanting to take part in art

    Immersive theater appeals to audiences wanting to take part in art
    The warehouse is cold and dark. A claw-foot bathtub sits in the middle of the room, which is bisected by lines of hanging laundry. Against one wall, a large wooden bar; against another, a shabby kitchen and bedroom. An office cluttered with clocks and a...