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  • Sex, work and other troubles of 20-somethings

    Sex, work and other troubles of 20-somethings
    I smell a niche at Theater Wit, the multispace venue just a few blocks from the bars and eateries of Wrigleyville: the date-night show. Not a bad idea, given the locale. Itamar Moses' "Completeness," wherein a pair of brainy graduate students almost...
  • 'Book Thief' is stealing center stage

    'Book Thief' is stealing  center stage
    Like the 22 books that preceded it, Markus Zusak's “The Book Thief” was chosen for the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago fall selection based on its literary merit and universal themes that would appeal to the widest range of...
  • 'Other Place' holds the most intense work of Laurie Metcalf's career

    'Other Place' holds the most intense work of Laurie Metcalf's career
    NEW YORK — Here on W. 47th Street, in a fascinating play about early-onset dementia, or maybe it's brain cancer, or maybe it's just some non-specific traumatic disorder that flowed from the loss of a daughter, the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member...
  • Meet the cast of Chicago's 'Book of Mormon'

    We spoke with three actors in the Chicago company of “The Book of Mormon,” now at the Bank of America Theatre. James Vincent Meredith as Mafala Hatimbi James Vincent Meredith is the ranking Chicagoan in the cast, a longtime Chicago stage...
  • Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?

    Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?
    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...
  • Actress Kate Arrington is always never the same

    Actress Kate Arrington is always never the same
    In Amy Herzog's "Belleville" at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Kate Arrington plays a troubled young woman named Abby who is married to a creep. At Abby's low point, she is literally forced to beg her suddenly terrifying husband for her own phone in order to...
  • Herzog in 'Belleville': How well do we know each other?

    Herzog in 'Belleville': How well do we know each other?
    So, how well do you know your lover? Can you really trust your husband? Your wife? Implicitly, you say to yourself as you read. One would hope so. But every so often, the news media will throw up a story of someone living a complete lie, someone who...
  • Jeff Goldblum heading off-Broadway for Bruce Norris' 'Domesticated'

    Jeff Goldblum heading off-Broadway for Bruce Norris' 'Domesticated'
    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...
  • Review: 'A Parallelogram' as existential riddle

     Review: 'A Parallelogram' as existential riddle
    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...
  • Edward Albee wins Tribune's top award for writing

    Edward Albee wins Tribune's top award for writing
    Edward Albee is known as a vaunted playwright. But really he's a relationship expert. For more than 50 years, Albee's work has examined the tenuous bonds that bring couples, friends and families together and the all-too-human mistakes that force them...
  • Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences

    Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences
    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...