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  • Fine acting, but staging a war is hell

    Fine acting, but staging a war is hell
    To survey the Gettysburg Battlefield — strikingly quiet when I was last there — is to feel the weight of history in an unusually intense way. There is something about this particular patch of Pennsylvania grass that takes the sprawling Civil...
  • On New York stages, a year full of letdowns

    The year 2012, as Queen Elizabeth II might have said, was quite the annus horribilis on Broadway. Especially after the leaves started to turn. Consider the less-than-regal disappointments. "The Anarchist," the polemical new play by David Mamet, closed...
  • Dennis Farina and his fellows, Chicago men all

    Dennis Farina and his fellows, Chicago men all
    At the end of 2011, a poster featuring a group of square-jawed characters in dark suits, legs slightly apart, started appearing in bus shelters around Chicago. The men — the group was all white men — looked like they might have gathered for...
  • Living in dangerous times

    Living in dangerous times
    The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
  • 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...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Kimberly Senior's slate is jam-packed from here to Broadway

    2013 Fall Guide:  Kimberly Senior's slate is jam-packed from here to Broadway
    After 19 years directing in area theaters large and small, you'd hardly call Kimberly Senior any kind of sudden success. Still, it's hard to think of another Chicago director with a remotely comparable 2013-14 dance card. Senior has one show lined up...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you

    2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you
    The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
  • '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...
  • Steppenwolf starting construction on education center

    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company is about to post "pardon our dust" notices in its lobbies. On Monday, workers are to remove the facade of the former home of the Ethan Allen furniture store at 1700 N. Halsted St., located directly north of the...
  • Tony Awards: Steppenwolf, Tracy Letts lead Chicago nominations

    Tony Awards: Steppenwolf, Tracy Letts lead Chicago nominations
    Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company had a very good New York morning Tuesday with three of its ensemble members scoring 2013 Tony nominations: Tracy Letts and Amy Morton for their work in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," also a Tony...