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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...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • 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...
  • Overloaded production sinks this love story

    Overloaded production sinks this  love story
    Philip Dawkins, a hugely talented Chicago writer, has, in his newest work, "Failure: A Love Story," penned a Chicago tale full of emotional riches. Alas, this potentially moving drama about three ill-fated sisters in the 1920s has been saddled with a...
  • New season, era at Victory Gardens

    Victory Gardens Theater has announced its 2012-13 season, the first under new artistic director Chay Yew and featuring several directors making their debuts at this long-standing Chicago company. The 2012-13 begins with the Chicago premiere of...
  • A new season at American Blues

    American Blues Theater has announced an intriguing new season. The 2012-13 slate of plays at the Biograph Theatre begins with the world premiere of a new James Still work called "Illegal Use of Hands," to be directed by Victory Gardens associate...
  • Play about India call center never makes a connection

    Play about India call center never makes a connection
    "Disconnect," the aptly named new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar at the Victory Gardens Theater, is set in a collection agency in Chennai, India, where smart, ambitious and energetic young Indian workers assume pseudonyms like Jennifer and Michelle and try...
  • '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...
  • Victory Gardens announces smaller season, Sandra Oh

    Victory Gardens announces smaller season, Sandra Oh
    Citing the need for financial responsibility and a desire to conserve resources for the 40th anniversary season, Victory Gardens Theater artistic director Chay Yew announced Monday that the venerable non-profit will have a 2013-14 subscription season of...
  • Theater review: 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity' at Geffen Playhouse

     
    "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity," Kristoffer Diaz's play about professional wrestling, identity politics and the corporatization of America, opens at the Geffen Playhouse....
  • Filipino immigrant play 'Magno Rubio' to get L.A. revival

     
    The [Inside} the Ford series offers a new translation -- into Tagalog -- of an admired play about Filipino immigrant farm workers in Depression-era California. Two other shows are world premieres....