Category: Drama

Review: Objects in the Mirror (Goodman Theatre)

Daniel Kyri stars as Shedrick Yarkpai in Objects in a Mirror, Goodman Theatre           

Objects in the Mirror

Written by Charles Smith 
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru June 4  |  tix: $20-$75  |  more info
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Review: Not About Nightingales (Raven Theatre)

Joshua J. Volkers and Brandon Greenhouse star in Not About Nightingales, Raven Theatre           

Not About Nightingales

Written by Tennessee Williams
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark (map)
thru June 17  |  tix: $38-$46  |  more info
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Review: Thaddeus and Slocum (Lookingglass Theatre)

Monica Raymund and Travis Turner star in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass Theatre           

Thaddeus and Slocum

Written by Kevin Douglas
Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan (map)
thru Aug 14  |  tix: $40-$75  |  more info
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June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Sucker Punch (Victory Gardens Theater)

Maurice Demus stars as Leon in Victory Gardens Theater's "Sucker Punch" by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard. (photo credit: Michael Courier)      
Sucker Punch 

Written by Roy Williams
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Oct 18 |  tix: $15-$60 | more info
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September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Angry Fags (Pride Films and Plays)

Kevin Webb and James Nedrud star as Bennett Riggs and Cooper Harlow in Pride Films and Plays' "Angry Fags" by Topher Payne, directed by Derek Van Barham. (photo credit: Michael Courier)        
Angry Fags

Written by Topher Payne  
Directed by Derek Van Barham 
at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru April 26  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
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Review: Both Your Houses (Remy Bumppo Theatre)

Chris Amos and Eliza Stoughton star in Remy Bumppo Theatre's "Both Your Houses" by Maxwell Anderson, directed by James Bohnen. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)        
Both Your Houses

Written by Maxwell Anderson
Directed by James Bohnen
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Nov 9   |  tickets: $47-$52   |  more info
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November 1, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2013

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan in Chicago Children's Theater's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and William Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood) Greta Oglesby and Toni Martin in TimeLine Theatre's "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch) Hans Fleischmann stars as Tom in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hans Fleischmann. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz) Jackson Doran, GQ, JQ and Postell Pringle in Chicago Shakespeare's "Othello: The Remix," created and directed by the Q Brothers. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Kenesha Reed, Genesis Salamanca, Angelina Llongueras, Lindsey Scalise, Hisako Sugeta and Danielle Nicholas star in Her Story Theater's "Shadow Town," written and directed by Mary Bonnett. (photo credit: Katie Herst)
Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" starred Kelly Owens Rodman, Michael Sherwin and Frank Pete star in Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, directed by Steve Scott. (phtoo credit: Kimberly Loughlin) Manny Buckley, Tyshaun Lang, Keith Neagle, McKenzie Chinn, Lucy Sandy, Marjie Southerland and Morgan McNaugh in Pavement Group's "Harry and the Thief" by Sigrid Gilmer, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (photo credit: Brittany Barnes) Shavac Prakash and Scott Baity, Jr star in Collaboraction's "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley. (photo credit: Cesario Moza) Daniel Strauss and Lauren Lopez star as El-Fayoumy and Mother Theresa in Judas Redux and Starkid's "Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Julia Albain. Callie Johnson, Rod Thomas, Susan McMongale and Josh Tolle in Drury Lane Theatre's "Next to Normal," directed by William Osetek. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)


Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2013 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the 600+ productions that we reviewed in 2013, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!   (note: for the 3rd year in a row, we’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions!)

See our picks below the fold

December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Appropriate (Victory Gardens Theater)

Stef Tovar and Leah Karpel star in Victory Gardens Theater's "Appropriate" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins  
Directed by Gary Griffin  
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater (map)
thru Dec 8  |  tickets: $20-$60   |  more info
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November 19, 2013 | 1 Comment More