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  • REVIEW: 'Airline Highway' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Airline Highway' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    "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...
  • REVIEW: 'Oubliette' by Khecari Dance

    REVIEW: 'Oubliette' by Khecari Dance
    Applause seemed a trivial response to an experience as profoundly disturbing as Khecari's "Oubliette," Jonathan Meyer's Beckettian exercise in the elemental and the empathic. Thoughtful, beautifully crafted, it's nevertheless no well-made dance but a...
  • REVIEW: 'Dances for the Underground' at Links Hall

    REVIEW: 'Dances for the Underground' at Links Hall
    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...
  • Balancing sweet and tart, it's an 'Almost' happy holiday

    Balancing sweet and tart, it's an 'Almost' happy holiday
    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...
  • Florida travel calendar for November

    Florida travel calendar for November
    Check out festivals and events in November 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. 1-2: The Fall Fiesta in the...
  • Florida travel calendar for January

    Florida travel calendar for January
    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...
  • Ben Jonson, like Charb of Charlie Hebdo, sought to reduce zealots

    Ben Jonson, like Charb of Charlie Hebdo, sought to reduce zealots
    The massacre of the Charlie Hebdo staff can be considered as another moment in a centuries-old struggle between an artist's right to laugh at zealots (and do something about it) and the zealot's right to be offended by the actions of the artist (and do...
  • Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopan√©' a vivid story of tragic love

    Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopané' a vivid story of tragic love
    Henry Jaglom's “Train to Zakopan√©,” 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...
  • 'Pippin' brings big-top wonders to Hollywood Pantages

    'Pippin' brings big-top wonders to Hollywood Pantages
    "Pippin," the Tony-winning revival that transformed Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's musical into a circus theatrical, has pitched its tent at the Hollywood Pantages, and it has been quite a while since this majestic old theater has held so much...
  • 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...