A Q&A with Robert Simonson, author of "Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors Equity Association and the Rise of Professional American Theater.”
Novelist Sonia Levitin’s “Surviving Mama,” at Edgemar Center for the Arts, is a well-meaning memory play in dire need of a script doctor to turn it into viable dramatic literature.
Circle X Theatre Co’s. world-premiere musical “Bad Apples, which examines the Abu Ghraib torture scandal, has a memorable score and a fine cast but needs considerable editing.
How to get out of the head and into the body.
Celebrating excellence in Chicago-area Equity theater, the 44th annual Joseph Jefferson Award winners were announced Oct. 15 at a gala event.
Deanna Jent’s fascinating, precisely observed play “Falling,” in a commercial run at the Minetta Lane Theatre, is about an autistic 18-year-old boy’s effect on his family.
Though playwright-performer John Jiler deals provocatively with the subject of death in his one-man play “Ripe,” at Theater for the New City, the show is vibrant with life.
T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre’s workmanlike rendition of John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” provides an opportunity to see the 2005 Broadway hit in an intimate setting.
Casting directors Ilene Starger and Zoe E. Rotter are holding auditions in October for a new stage adaptation of Truman Capote’s classic 1958 novella, starring Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly.
Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” may be 50 years old, but you’d never guess it from Steppenwolf’s jolting Broadway revival starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton.