| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
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.
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:50 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:34 PM
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....
| Oct 6, 2014
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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....
| Oct 6, 2014
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...
| Oct 3, 2014
Thirty-one years after his death and 70 years after his first Broadway hit, "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams remains something of a mystery. Although his major plays — "Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The...