| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:18 PM
In what is shaping up to be a year full of splashy young adult film adaptations vying to be blockbusters -- including "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bone," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- the adaptation of...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:28 PM
William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" was required reading for every 12-year-old in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in the United Kingdom, since it dealt with British boys marooned on an island who descend into savagery and generally put on a very poor...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Bruce Norris, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright of "Clybourne Park," opened his metaphysical drama "A Parallelogram" at the Mark Taper Forum on Sunday. The busy New York writer already has his eye on his next play, the politically...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A high-toned concept combined with disagreeable characters and a jaded worldview provided the formula for Bruce Norris' bracing retort to "A Raisin in the Sun," "Clybourne Park," the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that became a huge hit at the Mark Taper...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Nearly a week after "Scandal" First Lady Mellie Grant got sloshed and told off her philandering husband, fans still are buzzing about "Drunk Mellie."
Bellamy Young is happy to hear it, but she was initially terrified about delivering the moonshine-...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A refresher course in high school geometry isn't a prerequisite for "A Parallelogram," the play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris running at the Mark Taper Forum. But it certainly wouldn't hurt.
The four actors in Norris' strange, ambiguous domestic...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Johanna Day (Broadway’s “Proof,” Yale Rep’s “The Realistic Joneses,” Hartford Stage’s “Peter and Jerry”) is featured in the cast of the world premiere of “Oblivion” by Carly Mensch,...
| Jan 8, 2014
NPR's Joe Frank will bring his one-man show "Murdered by the Mind" to Steppenwolf Theatre Company for one night only on Saturday March 1, the theater announced on Wednesday.
Frank, who has previously appeared at Steppenwolf in 2010 and 2011 in other one-...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:13 PM
As part of the 2014 Garage Rep, Steppenwolf Theatre Company will bring back Late Night @ Garage Rep, an after-hours rotation of weekly fringe performances beginning on March 6, the company announced on Thursday.
Salonathon, the Noble Square...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Over and over, the negative reviews of "August: Osage County" have pulled variations on a sad theme, with various New York- and LA-based critics wrestling with the film without having seen, or read, the Tracy Letts play that came before it. Paraphrased,...
| Dec 27, 2013
It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come.
1. The umbilical cord...