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  • Why did Evanston's Next Theatre fail?

    Why did Evanston's Next Theatre fail?
    Terry Green, an old-timer when it comes to Chicago theater, took me to task on Facebook this week for giving short shrift to many of the early artistic glories of the Next Theatre Company, which declared itself busted on Monday — after 34 years on...
  • Power outage is no loss to 'Night Alive'

    Power outage is no loss to 'Night Alive'
    There are some dark moments, to be sure, in Conor McPherson's "The Night Alive" at the Steppenwolf Theatre. On Thursday night, Halsted Street delivered an extra one. A little after 9 p.m., about 15 minutes before the end of the show, the power went...
  • REVIEW: 'Animal Farm' at Steppenwolf Theatre Company ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Animal Farm' at Steppenwolf Theatre Company ★★★★
    Benjamin, the cynical, long-lived donkey who comes to regret not raising a hoof against tyrannical piggery, turns out to be the key to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's blistering new 90-minute adaptation of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," the best...
  • Sandro Miller does all Malkovich, all the time

    Sandro Miller does all Malkovich, all the time
    The first thing to know about "Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters," the new exhibition opening at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in River North on Saturday, is that the artists mean it. They do, they really do. Chicago...
  • 'Animal Farm' adds four public performances

    'Animal Farm' adds four public performances
    Steppenwolf For Young Adults' acclaimed production of "Animal Farm," newly-adapted from George Orwell's novel by Alice Austen and Steve Pickering, will add four more public performances, the theater said on Monday. Those performances occur Friday, Nov....
  • REVIEW: 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

    REVIEW: 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'
    NEW YORK — As inciting incidents go, the unsettling event as lights rise on "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is a doozy. A dog named Wellington lies dead in the garden of its provincial English owner, stabbed by a huge garden...
  • What really happened at Steppenwolf Theatre

    What really happened at Steppenwolf Theatre
    The board of directors at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company engaged earlier this month in the kind of image management one associates more with politicians and major corporations than a nonprofit Chicago theater with roots in rough-hewn theatrical daring....
  • REVIEW: 'The Cryptogram' at Profiles Theatre Alley Stage ★★½

     REVIEW: 'The Cryptogram' at Profiles Theatre Alley Stage ★★½
    The Profiles Theatre production of "The Cryptogram" features a really great performance from Aaron Lamm, a seventh-grader at Wilmette Junior High School. People tend not to believe critics when they say that a kid was really great in a show. "Oh, he's...
  • Go Away With ... Dan Lauria

    Go Away With ... Dan Lauria
    Though Dan Lauria has traveled to numerous destinations, the actor said he has never taken a proper holiday. "I've never taken a vacation," says Lauria, who is best known for playing Fred Savage's father on "The Wonder Years." "I've never been to Europe....
  • Fake food has supporting role in 'Smokefall'

    Fake food has supporting role in 'Smokefall'
    Dirt, paint, pencils and flower petals are not fit human fare, yet at least six times a week Catherine Combs appears to chow down on them during the Goodman Theatre's return engagement of "Smokefall" — and she still shows up for the curtain call...
  • Broadway's 'Curious Incident' Opening: Nobody Thought It Was a Good Idea

    The National Theater's stage adaptation of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" opened on Broadway to rave reviews Oct. 5, after a well-received London debut that led to a West End run and multiple Oliviers. Which is pretty funny for a...