It's hard to think of a harder piece of realistic fiction to adapt to the stage than Edith Wharton's 1911 novella.
The musical based on Studs Terkel's book returns to Chicago, where Terkel's subjects first told him of their frustrations and aspirations in equal measure.
Bold would unquestionably be an accurate description of Thomas Bradshaw's satirical "Mary," a prickly prod of a play.
If life is a big meal, we should chew it thoroughly and taste it well before we get our last plate.
Despite emotional performances and elegant direction, Brett Neveu's new play "Do the Hustle," the story of a lowly father-and-son con team receiving its premiere at Writers Theater outside Chicago…
This winter, the blizzards in Chicago aren't solely of the meteorological variety.
Beware the easy early laughs of "The Boys Room," a new play by Joel Drake Johnson at Victory Gardens Theater.
A big smiley-face emoticon for "Sex With Strangers," an uncommonly satisfying two-person dramedy about relationships in the iAge.
A series of stage images that provide provocative but not always literal reflections on the text.
A deeply felt, obviously deeply personal work, play can also be deeply powerful, but only in spurts.
Entirely engrossing Steppenwolf Theater production begins a notch quieter than usual and ends quietly as well, in a moment filled with achingly honest vulnerability and tenderness.