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  • REVIEW: "Rasheeda Speaking" by the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

    REVIEW: "Rasheeda Speaking" by the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
    Although staged at the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble on Ridge Avenue, "Rasheeda Speaking" feels very much like the kind of show you would have seen at the Victory Gardens Theater during its previous artistic regime. The script, which is being seen for the first time, is by Joel Drake Johnson, a locally based, longtime Victory Gardens ensemble member. The director is Sandy Shinner, longtime associate artistic director at the Gardens. And the star is Ora Jones, an actress who appeared often at the Gardens, as she has on most of Chicago's major stages.
  • Victory Gardens Theater hosts Chicago Stories Gala

    Victory Gardens Theater hosts Chicago Stories Gala
    Victory Gardens Theater hosted its 24th annual Chicago Stories Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Oct. 24. Nearly 350 guests enjoyed three 10-minute plays written by notable Chicagoans at this benefit that also celebrated the Tony Award-winning Theater's...

    REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½

     REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½
    The Idaho retirement community at the heart of "Rest," the new play by Samuel D. Hunter, who received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" last week , is no place you want to spend your golden years. Granted, there are no druggies or winos, but it is...

    Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid

    Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid
    John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...

    2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE

    2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE
    New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...