| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:13 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:42 PM
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'...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:00 PM
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-?)...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:52 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 10:06 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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......
| May 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
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,...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:56 PM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:45 AM
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...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:28 AM
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...