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Steppenwolf’s “Constellations” plays out the possibilities of love

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow Nick Payne’s “Constellations” is an actor’s play. Two performers never leave a prop-less, minimalist set for 80 minutes, and present a series of scenes, which skip unexpectedly through … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: The Rose Tattoo // Shattered Globe Theatre

Legend has it that when Tennessee Williams’ play The Rose Tattoo was first produced in Ireland during the 50s – the director was arrested for lewdness. Without spoiling much, the … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Family Feud: MLK Edition

Happy MLK Day! If Christmas taught us anything, it’s that there’s no better way to celebrate a national holiday than with an argument. The children of Dr. Martin Luther King, … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Titanic // Griffin Theatre Company

SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED  You can’t say Titanic these days without hearing echoes of “I’m king of the world!” James Cameron’s towering 1997 film has in a way, become the definitive telling … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sweeney Todd//Porchlight Music Theatre

RECOMMENDED If there’s a more seasonably appropriate musical, I can’t name it. ‘Sweeney Todd’ at Porchlight Music Theatre is an excellent way to spend a chilly October evening. Kicking off … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Smokefall // Goodman Theatre

Recommended ‘Smokefall’ by Noah Haidle returns to the Albert Theatre at the Goodman this season after an all-star run in the Owen Theatre last season. Only slightly altered and expanded, … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Night Alive // Steppenwolf Theatre

Recommended Conor McPherson’s ‘The Night Alive’ asks its audience what’s the cost of helping others? Steppenwolf ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper play Tommy and Doc, a pair of … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment