Playwright Naomi Iizuka leads us into a world of convincing lyricism.
Of this year's Humana slate, unveiled April 3-5, half of the six offerings were not traditional narrative plays but belonged instead to the broader category of "theatrical performance." These…
Necessarily but imaginatively reduced in scale for touring purposes, this fully satisfying roadshow version of "Mary Poppins" flies into Chicago with air under its wings (or, rather, its umbrella)…
Regina Taylor's adaptation of "The Cherry Orchard" is one freighted play, weighed down both with the self-imposed anxiety of Chekhovian influence and a desire to depict the convoluted depth of…
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…