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  • Jan Kallish leaving Victory Gardens

    Jan Kallish leaving Victory Gardens
    A Chicago theater that has seen a lot of staff turnover is going through more: Jan Kallish, the executive director of the Victory Gardens Theater, said Thursday that she is leaving the theater company, which operates at the Biograph Theatre in Lincoln...
  • Grieving family will pull you in

    Grieving family will pull you in
    Playwright Samuel Hunter's "A Permanent Image" is by no means the first play to tell the story of adult siblings returning from out of town for a parent's funeral. The emotional tension of that ubiquitous human moment — which often involves booze,...
  • Victory Gardens to stage new version of 'Medea,' set in Pilsen

    Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago said Thursday that it plans to end its current season with the world premiere of "Mojada," a new adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy "Medea" set in modern-day Pilsen.  It's the work of Luis Alfaro, the author of...
  • 'Whale' a devastating play about a man too big to move through life

     'Whale' a devastating play about a man too big to move through life
    Charlie, the dying, pathetic, 600-pound man stuck on the couch in the middle of Samuel D. Hunter's beautifully devastating drama "The Whale," is familiar with blubber. An online writing teacher, he's a fan of Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick." When Charlie'...
  • Modern Medea a seamstress in Pilsen

    Modern Medea a seamstress in Pilsen
    Aside from living in the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen, Sandra Delgado's Medea has other differences from the infamously exotic, erotic and murderous Euripidean figure who both seduced and terrified Athenian males in the fifth century B.C. The (anti-?)...
  • Commercial musical 'Signs of Life' coming to Biograph

    Commercial musical 'Signs of Life' coming to Biograph
    The peak fall weeks at the Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., won't be occupied by a Victory Gardens Theater production, but a small commercial musical  set during the era of the Holocaust and concerning a ghetto and concentration camp located in...
  • Gary Griffin to direct at Humana Festival

    Gary Griffin with direct a new play called "Appropriate" at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and then at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago in the fall. Set in Arkansas, "Appropriate" is a piece by...
  • Story of '80s corporate takeover feels fresh in 'Money'

    Story of '80s corporate takeover feels fresh in 'Money'
    It's difficult to watch director Dennis Zacek's staging of "Other People's Money" for Shattered Globe Theatre without thinking about the director's own well-publicized disputes with the board of Victory Gardens Theater, where he served as artistic...
  • Yes, I can hear you now

     
    This is a widely shared (and widely copied) video of 3-year-old Grayson Clamp hearing his father's voice for the first time: Though most of us see this as a marvel of science and a huge boon to those who cannot......
  • Julie Harris, a Chicago appreciation

     Julie Harris, a Chicago appreciation
    Chicago theater often is perceived as a kind of giant theater graduate school — a place for young artists to find opportunity, refine their craft and attract attention from elsewhere. There is truth to that image. But sometimes, an older actor...
  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...