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This is Modern Art (based on true events) (Comments Off)

March 4, 2015 • Category: Jacob Davis, REVIEWS, REVIEWS BY, Theatre Reviews

By Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval Directed by Lisa Portes Produced by Steppenwolf Theatre Modern Art Could Have Gone a Lot Deeper By now, you may be aware of the controversy surrounding Steppenwolf’s new play This is Modern Art and the hostile response it received from other critics. The show is part of Steppenwolf’s program […]

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The Other Place (Comments Off)

By Sharr White Directed by Joe Jahraus Produced by Profiles Theatre Lia D. Mortensen Dives into Disintegrating Mind The Other Place is a hard play to describe without misrepresenting or giving away some key plot points. What I can say about it is that it is divided into two parts, the first of which is […]


Tannhauser (Comments Off)

Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis Stage Director: Tim Albery Choreographer: Jasmin Vardimon At the Lyric Opera of Chicago Energetically sensual movement and dance introduces audiences to the world of Wagner’s morality drama/opera In one of the longest (at least 15 minutes) sensual dance sequences seen in any opera, choreographer Jasmin […]


Macbeth at The Artistic Home (Comments Off)

By William Shakespeare Directed by Scott Westerman At The Artistic Home, Chicago “Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee; I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? or art thou […]


Marie Antoinette (Comments Off)

By David Adjmi Directed by Robert O’Hara Produced by Steppenwolf Theatre Company France’s Queen as Shallow as She’s Ever Been Imagine a tragic hero. Some individual whose pride and circumstances push them into a horrible situation, yet who finds the meaning of life in struggling for the principles at the core of their personality. Now […]


La Cage Aux Folles (Comments Off)

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Book by Harvey Fierstein Based on the play by Jean Poiret Directed by Joe Leonardo Choreographed by Melissa Zaremba Musical Direction by Ryan T. Nelson At Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire Stunningly visual and romantically heartfelt with loads of laughs make La Cage Aux Folles a hit Jerry Herman is one […]

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