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“Norma” review by Jacob Davis

“Norma” review by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended **** Even among great fans of the opera, it’s relatively rare to hear live evidence of an audience having been impacted emotionally by the story (as opposed to whistling at a singer’s technique). Before Kevin Newbury’s new-to-Chicago production of [Read More]

“The Assembled Parties”

“The Assembled Parties”

Somewhat recommended ** Over the years, I have enjoyed the productions at Raven Theatre. I anticipated tonight’s Midwest premiere of Richard Greenberg’s “The Assembled Parties” as I have found his work to be stimulating and thought- provoking [Read More]

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“Southern Gothic”

“Southern Gothic”

★★★★★Let me preface my review of the latest production at Windy City Playhouse, by explaining that it is not [Read More]

“Surely Goodness and Mercy”

“Surely Goodness and Mercy”

Highly Recommended **** One of my favorite “storefront” theaters is Redtwist, a PURE storefront on Bryn [Read More]

“Breach”

“Breach”

The actual title of the play now onstage at The Victory Gardens Theater is “Breach: a manifesto on race in [Read More]

“Love Never Dies”

“Love Never Dies”

Recommended *** Chicago was the place for a special theatrical presentation tonight. In particular, the Cadillac Palace [Read More]

“A Moon For The Misbegotten”

“A Moon For The Misbegotten”

Doing the work of a master playwright  such as Eugene O’Neill, is not for every theater. In fact, until Writers [Read More]

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Short Shakespeare” review by Carol Moore

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Short Shakespeare” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s production of “Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s [Read More]

“Sex With Strangers”

“Sex With Strangers”

Our world has changed a great deal. There are many who feel that the world of the “Internet” has been a [Read More]