I had the honor of meeting playwright Horton Foote -- who passed away March 4, just short of his 93rd birthday -- while he was in Chicago last year during the Goodman Theater's festival devoted to…
Brian Dennehy, Robert Falls and the Goodman Theater are already planning their next stint on Broadway. A Dennehy double bill of one-acts, slated for the 2009-10 season at the Chicago regional, has…
Three world premieres will comprise the upcoming season for Chicago's Lookingglass Theater. Two of the plays are based on ancient myths and one -- co-written and directed by David Schwimmer -- takes…
Youth, the saying goes, is wasted on the young. That pithy philosophical truth comes to mind during this production of "Our Town" from Chicago's Lookingglass Theater.
Like manna from heaven, comic material galore has been landing in the lap of Chicago's venerable Second City comedy troupe of late.
While his "Sea Plays" launched Eugene O'Neill's career, the one-act works are seldom performed in America these days.
Broadway-bound production of Eugene O'Neill's 1924 tragedy, "Desire Under the Elms," helmer Robert Falls and designer Walt Spangler have delivered a set to behold -- daring, imposing, acutely…
The last time a roaring economy took a shocking nosedive was in the 1930s -- by which time playwright Eugene O'Neill had won three Pulitzer Prizes and established stage tragedy as a popular form of…
"The thing with O'Neill," says Brian Dennehy, "is that nothing's easy." The actor, whose CV includes productions of Eugene O'Neill plays including "The Iceman Cometh" and "Long Day's Journey Into…
While "Grease," the touring version of the recently closed Broadway revival, lacks the inspiration and emotional sincerity needed to be more than merely peppy and puerile, it does come alive from a…
It's a Conor McPherson Christmas at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, which is presenting not one but two of the Irish writer's yuletide tales of alcoholism and potential redemption.