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  • 'Native Son' to 'Downpour,' 4 shows not to miss

    'Native Son' to 'Downpour,' 4 shows not to miss
    In the great flurry of Chicago theater openings this last three weeks, two must-see shows have emerged. They are "Smokefall" at the Goodman Theatre and "Native Son" at the Court Theatre. I've also been especially impressed with an exceptional lead...
  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Happy Gone Mad Hour Hubbard Inn 110 W. Hubbard St. 312-222-1331 The River North hangout offers an after-work raw bar Wednesdays through Fridays, serving $2 shrimp or lobster cocktails, $2 king crab legs, $1 oysters and $2 scallop crudo. 4-7 p.m....
  • REVIEW: 'The Night Alive' at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Night Alive' at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★
    The question of what you will feel like when you die — and, more specifically, whether you will actually feel like you are dead — suffuses Conor McPherson's "The Night Alive." The season opener at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company is another raw...
  • The real engine behind the arts? Teacher paychecks

    The real engine behind the arts? Teacher paychecks
    Without artists who teach, the cultural life of Chicago would effectively cease to exist. This is true in all artistic fields: dance, art, theater, comedy, poetry, music of all kinds. It is a national phenomenon; the money provided to the arts and...
  • Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79
    Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79,...
  • REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½

     REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½
    The Idaho retirement community at the heart of "Rest," the new play by Samuel D. Hunter, who received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" last week , is no place you want to spend your golden years. Granted, there are no druggies or winos, but it is...
  • John Malkovich goes eccentric in 'Casanova Variations,' photo exhibit

    John Malkovich goes eccentric in 'Casanova Variations,' photo exhibit
    Malkovich? Malkovich Malkovich. The strange, unconventional career of John Malkovich has two projects this fall to extend his brand of languorous eccentricity: his new movie, "The Casanova Variations," and an art exhibition featuring the actor...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2
    Sunday | "The Night Alive": When a stuck-in-a-rut guy comes to the aid of a distressed woman, both of their lives are changed for the better. Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper star in Conor McPherson's play. Through Nov. 16 at Steppenwolf Theatre Company,...
  • REVIEW: 'Season on the Line' at House Theatre ★★★

     REVIEW: 'Season on the Line' at House Theatre ★★★
    What the cult Canadian TV show "Slings & Arrows" did for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival — and for resident classical theaters in general — so Shawn Pfautsch's "Season on the Line" aims to do for small Chicago theater companies. The...
  • Hartford-Raised Actress Dies In Accident In Chicago

    Chicago-based actress Molly Glynn, who was born and raised in Hartford, died Saturday after being struck by a tree while out cycling with her husband. She was 46. She died after a tree fell on her while she was caught out bicycling during a storm on...
  • Chicago theaters will dim lights

    Chicago theaters will dim lights
    Chicago theaters all over the city will dim their lights on Thursday in memory of WGN radio personality Roy Leonard and actors Molly Glynn and Bernie Yvon, all of whom died last week. The theaters, including the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre...