Changes in how comedy is consumed have switched the artistic emphasis from being the best to being the first.
Tamberla Perry plays the titular character, a black actress struggling to make it in early Hollywood, in Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s new work, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.
There is nothing “not so premium” about Next Theatre’s staging of Everything is Illuminated
In KSO’s winter show, two students from different worlds initially clash, but not for long.
In Keith Bunin’s The Credeaux Canvas young people make art, and a lot of mistakes.
British director Jonathan Munby’s modern take on Julius Caesar seeks to “release” the play for modern audiences. From what, exactly, remains to be seen.
Two veterans of the campus sketch comedy and improv group discuss their upcoming performance, “Great Moments in Financial History.”
The latest from UT/TAPS promises a show to satisfy all of its audience’s senses.
Steppenwolf’s latest production is a sobering, minimalistic portrayal of the Harold Pinter classic.
Like an awkward dinner with your family, Court’s new production is often difficult to relate to.
The Dead masterfully balances holiday-themed spectacle with maudlin, Joycean truths.
All the world’s a stage, including your petty romances.
This Is Our Youth, the latest production from UT/TAPS, proves that time doesn’t change everything.
For its 25th anniversary, Metamorphoses revisits the Lookingglass stage to captivating and nuanced effect.
Chicago Shakespeare Company’s staging of Sondheim musical Sunday in the Park with George isn’t pointless, it’s pointillist.
Third-year Rae Gray discusses her starring role in Steppenwolf’s new production and the upside of mortality.
Good people live tough in this new production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s resonant play.
An unbalanced U of C math professor makes things complicated for his daughter.
The Goodman Theatre stages Tennessee Williams’s play, in which an aging actress and an aspiring actor grapple with the fleeting power that sexuality affords.
A Victorian mystery novel gets adapted for the Lifeline Theatre stage.
Home to literally hundreds of theater companies, Chicago is regarded as one of the best theater scenes in the world. This is the home of improv troupe Second City, which birthed stars John Belushi, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler, and…
Never in my life have I been a “theater kid.” I don’t get the jokes, I haven’t read much Shakespeare, and I pride myself on having never sat through an episode of Glee. The stage is cool and all but,…
O’Neill’s sometimes sobering tale of dreams and drinking problems comes to the Goodman.
Chicago Opera Theater’s production of ‘Teseo’ leaves much to be desired.
Steep Theatre’s production of ‘The Receptionist’ is a well-acted, though uneven play.
Marguerite Duras’s play ‘La Musica’ gets a claustrophobic interpretation at the Alliance Francaise.
University Theater stages the world premiere of an adaptation of Stanislavski’s book on how to act, “An Actor Prepares.”
The Classical Entertainment Society, along with the Dance Council and members of Le Vorris & Vox circus put on a fiery production of “Beowulf” in Hutch Courtyard.
As General Sherman marches his Union troops through Georgia and the Carolinas, a moving historical drama unfolds.
Kushner’s epic dramatization of America anguish comes to the South Side.
“He Who” uses puppets, Latin chanting, and eerie music to explore the patriarchal structure of modern society.
Dean’s Men and UT ‘Twelfth Night’ collaboration promises music, comedy, and military fatigues.
Two brothers duke it out in UT’s ‘True West.’
Hyde Park Community Players’ ‘Bittersweet Love’ is well-intentioned but could use a little work.
The University’s longest-running culture show graces the stage once again.
This year’s batch of UT Weekend of Workshop is a theatrical potpurri.
Collaboraction’s latest play explores the darker dimensions of cyberspace.
Steppenwolf’s ‘Time Stands Still’ garners powerful but unpolished performances.
At the Goodman Theatre, David Mamet’s ‘Race’ examines more than just skin color.
Court Theatre’s ‘Invisible Man,’ successfully captures the spirit of Ellison’s novel.
In Quad Club Revels, University staff and faculty lampoon community and university traditions.
True Story has great tales but poor delivery.
House’s piece is an atmospheric tour-de-force, that gives us moments of both levity and menace.
The message is clear, and the horrors of war are apparent.
Is happiness really possible in 1955? And if not in 1955, when?
Minimal words, props and settings build the play’s madness.
The University of Chicago’s Classical Entertainment Society has set out to read all 24 books of Homer’s Iliad this weekend in promotion of Court Theatre’s upcoming play, An Iliad.
Graham Cracker is a drama with just the right mix of humor and romantic comedy thrown in.
Though not perfect, The Encyclopedia Show ultimately makes for a quirky, humorous, and very entertaining performance.
The Chicago Maroon sat down with Weber to discuss his new play Want and to dole out a bit of advice to aspiring U of C actors.