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“I Puritani” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“I Puritani” reviewed by Jacob Davis

The Lyric Opera’s current production of I Puritani, which was originally directed by Sandro Sequi in 1976, foregrounds the person of its composer, Vincenzo Bellini, and understandably so. Premiering in 1835, just a few months before his untimely death, I Puritani [Read More]

“You Got Older”

“You Got Older”

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is known throughout the world as a world-class company. I have watched the talented actors of this company go on to great things, and yet, still come back to their roots- Steppenwolf! Their current production, a Chicago premiere is “You Got [Read More]

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“Cosi Fan Tutte” review by Jacob Davis

“Cosi Fan Tutte” review by Jacob Davis

★★★★★ Sublime music mismatched with fluffy subject matter—that’s the long-standing criticism of Wolfgang [Read More]

“The Wolves”

“The Wolves”

As someone who has spent many years around soccer, in particular, girl’s/women’s soccer, watching the [Read More]

“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]