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  • 'Big Lake Big City' at the Lookingglass Theatre ★★½

    'Big Lake Big City' at the Lookingglass Theatre ★★½
    “Big Lake Big City,” a wildly ambitious and staggeringly unwieldy new Keith Huff comedic pot-boiler set in a town near you, features such famous Chicago attractions as a county morgue wherein pathologists play golf with severed heads, a couple...
  • Story about sensuality fails to come alive onstage

    Story about sensuality fails to come alive onstage
    Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel "L'Amant," or "The Lover," paints in many hues. It is a tactile portrait of the colors of Southern Indochina in 1929; it reminds us that not all colonialists were rich or powerful, complicating people; it...
  • At Lookingglass, a tiger tale set in Iraq

    At Lookingglass, a tiger tale set in Iraq
    Can a talking Bengal tiger in the Baghdad zoo serve as both a narrator and a ghost? That might sound like a bizarre question, but it comes to mind presently at the Lookingglass Theatre. The titular big cat in Rajiv Joseph's distinctive drama “...
  • With Rick Bayless in 'Cascabel' at Lookingglass, food really becomes theater

    With Rick Bayless in 'Cascabel' at Lookingglass, food really becomes theater
    Rick Bayless is adding another leaf to his already formidable repertoire of celebrity chef, researcher, author, TV host and all-around culinary entrepreneur focused on the cuisine of Mexico. Next spring, Bayless will be the live-and-in-person star of a...
  • Lookingglass captures the ambiguity of baseball's barrier-shattering moment

    Lookingglass captures the ambiguity of baseball's barrier-shattering moment
    There's a moment in "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting," the terrific new show at the Lookingglass Theatre, when the caller of the 1947 meeting, Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, throws a crumpled shirt into the arms of Jackie...
  • Onstage, as in city's inferno, confusion reigns

    Onstage, as in city's inferno, confusion reigns
    As Chicago burns in the Lookingglass Theatre's "The Great Fire," John Musial's inflammatory theatrical collage about the events of Sunday Oct. 8, 1871, a little clutch of rich Chicagoans stares out at the inferno. "I predict we will be rebuilding a city,...
  • 2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE

    2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE
    New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
  • Hancock's new 'Tilt!' puts you over the edge

    Hancock's new 'Tilt!' puts you over the edge
    Step into the new Tilt! attraction on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center and at first nothing happens. You are holding big metal bars. You are peering through a full-length window. But you know what is about to occur, and your insides, you are...
  • Chicago Sports Museum gets into the game

    Chicago Sports Museum gets into the game
    At last, a place in Chicago that pays attention to sports! Not buying it? A little overwhelmed at times — especially during the playoffs — by all the city's sports chatter? Tired of the seemingly unceasing hum that forces even the most...
  • 'Lilka Kadison' is possessed by the supernatural

    About halfway through "The Last Act of Lilka Kadison," the final show of the 2010-11 season at the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre, I found myself reflecting on the deep perils of dramatizing the memories of older folk. It's a tempting perennial,...
  • Forgotten Chicago keeps city's bygone parts alive

    Forgotten Chicago keeps city's bygone parts alive
    A building is not, of course, a living thing, and so, unless it's the one you work in, live in or visit with some regularity, you probably take most of the city's thousands of other buildings for granted. There are, of course, the stars, those...