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  • Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller

    Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller
    The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick Works factory on Blue Island Avenue, wanted a doctor in the family. There was also the question of ability: Stuart's test scores in high school had been so low that he had to take remedial English classes his freshman year at Loyola University. Writing for a living seemed like a romantic and misguided notion. And yet, encouraged by a professor to follow his instincts, Stuart told his father that he wanted to be writer. His father "had complicated feelings about this," he said. They argued, and Dybek left the family house in Little Village and drove to Rogers Park and found a quiet spot on the lake alongside Loyola.
  • Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season

    Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season
    After the scaled-back current season, the Victory Gardens Theater will return to full producing strength during the 2014-15 season — which features five shows, including two world premieres and the first Chicago production of plays by Samuel D....

    Top 10 shows that live on: Best Chicago theater of 2013

    Top 10 shows that live on: Best Chicago theater of 2013
    The year in Chicago theater produced some gorgeous new plays, a stunning revival of one of the most important dramatic works ever penned by a Chicagoan and any number of intimate encounters with matters of import, not the least being the problem of gun...

    Video: A scene from Strawdog's 'Great Expectations'

    Video: A scene from Strawdog's 'Great Expectations'
    This week's Theater Loop Showcase is "Great Expectations" from Strawdog Theatre Company. Charles Dickens' classic story of orphan boy Pip and his emergence into London gentility is furiously ennacted by six actors over two hours in Gale Childs Daly's...

    Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show

     Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show
    Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby. "He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...