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  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer

    Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer
    Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...
  • From gypsies to Mormons, the big stories of 2012

     From gypsies to Mormons, the big stories of 2012
    As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
  • What gives with the shorter theater seasons?

    What gives with the shorter theater seasons?
    Traditionally, Chicago's nonprofit theaters view the first production of the autumn season, usually in late September or early October, as the tent pole of their artistic marquee. It's a chance to unveil something artistically challenging and...
  • In Pulitzer, seeing American drama's Chicago footprint

    In Pulitzer, seeing American drama's Chicago footprint
    On Monday, Ayad Akhtar, author of the terrific play "Disgraced," which began life at the American Theater Company in Chicago, won the Pulitzer Prize in drama. He beat out writer Amy Herzog, who was a finalist. Others regarded as likely candidates for...
  • 'Louder Than a Bomb' still crackles with young poets' ideas

    'Louder Than a Bomb' still crackles with young poets' ideas
    Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops. “For me, as a...