| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:00 PM
"The Penis Chronicles" has extended at the Coast Playhouse, which is understandable, and, given that venue's long-dark status, heartening.
Tom Yewell's study of the male experience isn't necessarily the counterpart to Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues"...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The words "political drama" may evoke finger-pointing lectures to some, but the subtlest works of dramatic literature have a political dimension, and the most enduring political dramas have an artistic suppleness.
A false dichotomy between aesthetics...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Amid the Christmas shows (Ebenezer, meet George Bailey) and anti-Christmas shows (you know who you are, Crumpet!) flooding theaters this time of year, Redmoon's annual "Winter Pageant" stands out as a quirky alternative. Secular but sweet, it's filled...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:55 PM
When Angela Lansbury takes the stage as Madame Arcati, the lovably outlandish medium in Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit," a supernatural charge is instantly detectable. This five-time Tony winner doesn't need levitating tricks or inexplicable table knocks...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
As gracious and unpretentious as her Brentwood home, Angela Lansbury radiated hospitality as she ushered me into her living room, where her honorary Oscar sits as casually as a figurine placed on a table while a kettle was whistling.
Flowers sent from...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:21 PM
"In the beginning," observes a dying character in Lisa D'Amour's fascinating new Steppenwolf Theatre Company drama, "Airline Highway," "there was sex."
Miss Ruby, who is played by the remarkable actress Judith Roberts, and whose imminent demise is the...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Check out festivals and events in January across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015: Poinsetta...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Dancers move, right? They don't talk. Yet Chicago is home to a generous handful of choreographers whose funny, pointed text-laced works not only entertain but instruct, generally without any agenda or conclusion.
Dance and words intersect to probe the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:00 PM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- an unusually frosty, Northeastern Christmas for these climes -- at the Hudson Mainstage, where a twinkly new production of John Cariani's "Almost, Maine" has opened.
The whimsical collection of nine...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:36 PM
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.
| Dec 25, 2014
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...