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  • 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...
  • REVIEW: "This is Our Youth" at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: "This is Our Youth" at Steppenwolf Theatre
    Written five years after Douglas Coupland popularized the demographic term “Generation X,” Kenneth Lonergan's “This is Our Youth” was, in its first blush of mid-1990s popularity, the quintessential slacker play. Its caustic,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'

    John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'
    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...