Gabriel Kalcheim


'The Iceman Cometh,' bearing cold comfort

O'Neill's sometimes sobering tale of dreams and drinking problems comes to the Goodman.


May 8, 2012

Lyric captures grandeur of Verdi's 'Aida'


February 6, 2012

In Mamet's 'Race,' nobody wins

At the Goodman Theatre, David Mamet's 'Race' examines more than just skin color.


January 27, 2012

The Physicists tests the limits of sanity

A philosophic, political comedy with a not-so-healthy dose of absurdism.


November 4, 2011

Madness of George III glosses over the true King George

The only source of drama in the Madness of George III is whether the king's madness will be cured.


May 3, 2011

Court's character-driven Women is a play without plot

"Three Tall Women" eschews traditional action-based plot in favor of internal conflict.


January 28, 2011

As You Like It falls short of the Bard's expectations

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's latest production leaves the viewer underwhelmed.


January 25, 2011

Romeo and Juliet's stellar cast captures Shakespeare's subtleties

Whereas we exalt Shakespeare’s late tragedies of perturbed noble statesmen—Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear—we too often write off Romeo and Juliet as one of Shakespeare’s early attempts at tragedy, lacking the depth of his mature genius.


November 16, 2010

Modern, yet misguided: Don't flock to Goodman's Seagull

Society’s repressive power to confine individuals to a single role and to define them only in terms of that role is the heart-wrenching theme of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, re-imagined for the Owen Stage of the Goodman Theatre.


November 2, 2010