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  • Steppenwolf director to work with Larry David

    Steppenwolf director to work with Larry David
    Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro is to be at the helm of Larry David's upcoming Broadway production, entitled "Fish in the Dark." Shapiro is continuing her association with producer Scott Rudin. Rudin is also the producer of Shapiro's...
  • Billie Letts, mother of Tracy Letts, dies in Oklahoma

    Billie Letts, mother of Tracy Letts, dies in Oklahoma
    Billie Letts, the mother of the Chicago playwright Tracy Letts, died on Saturday in her home state of Oklahoma, according to reports in the Tulsa World and other sources. Letts, who was 76, was a highly regarded novelist (as well as a teacher and...
  • TimeLine, Children's Theatre and a tale of 2 city buildings

    TimeLine, Children's Theatre and a tale of 2 city buildings
    In an unexpected flurry of late summer activity, it was revealed that two Chicago theater companies are eyeing new homes in buildings that once were put to use by the city of Chicago. Chicago Children's Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Page Center for...
  • 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,...
  • 'Scandal' scoop from Jeff Perry

    'Scandal' scoop from Jeff Perry
    "Scandal" left fans in a frenzy at the end of its second season. Despite the finale's startling revelation—Rowan is Olivia Pope's father!—fans are hotly anticipating Thursday's Season 3 premiere that picks up 22 minutes after Olivia (Kerry...
  • Literary Saloon: Words that will never leave you

    Literary Saloon: Words that will never leave you
    Miles Harvey has written a book that will ever be on my Best Books I've Ever Read list, 2000's “The Island of Lost Maps.” Also on that list is Alex Kotlowitz's “There Are No Children Here,” published in 1991. -------------------...
  • Big acting, small expenditures in the storefronts

     Big acting, small expenditures in the storefronts
    Chicago's storefront theaters operate on very low budgets. They typically put together a season, or several seasons, on a budget far less than a single Broadway play. Yet, time and again, the artists who work within those confines ensure that audiences...
  • Real boys are hard to find on this island

    Real boys are  hard to find on this island
    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...
  • Chicago theater openings for Sept. 20-26

     Chicago theater openings for Sept. 20-26
    Friday "4000 Miles": Kimberly Senior directs the drama by Amy Herzog about a grandmother and grandson. Through Oct. 20 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; $25-$75 at 847-673-6300 and northlight.org Saturday "The Wheel": Actress Joan...
  • Janine Nabers Named Aetna New Voices Fellow At Hartford Stage

    Janine Nabers Named Aetna New Voices Fellow At Hartford Stage
    Janine Nabers is Hartford Stage’s new Aetna New Voices Fellow, a season-long position previously held by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes, as well as Daniel Beaty, Will Power and Martthew Lopez. The fellowship allows...
  • Joan Allen on a roll through the years

    Joan Allen on a roll through the years
    I was listening to the radio Saturday afternoon as I drove to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Reports were coming in of the shooting in a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. A kids' cooking competition had been going on. “A lot of children were...