Saturday 27 February 2021
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First Look review: The entertaining “Lottery Day” at the Goodman Theatre holds a magnifying glass to Chicago, revealing both pleasures and problems

The qualities of theater, as opposed to other forms of art, make it uniquely suited for blurring the boundaries between art and life....

First Look review: Greenhouse Theater Center’s bold “Machinal” provides a feminist perspective on traditional marriage

Both powerful and disturbing, Machinal is all about resisting the stereotypical gender role of obedient and defenseless women.

First Look review: Griffin Theatre’s version of “Ragtime” is a seriously unserious story of race and class in turn-of-the-century America

Whether you like musicals or not, it would be impossible not to admit that the stage direction of Ragtime was something close to genius.

First Look review: Steppenwolf’s “Straight White Men” is fun, full of heart, and uncomfortably thought provoking

The strength of the ensemble made this show incredibly compelling to watch. From the beginning, I felt drawn in to go along for the ride.

First Look review: Steep Theatre’s “Bobbie Clearly” delivers a raw and unapologetic look of what makes us human

The pacing and intricate care given to character development are the pillars that allow this show to shine.

First Look review: “The Terrible” perfectly executes the complexities of mental health and relationships

All four actors are incredibly high-energy, with performances so real and engaging, it’s impossible to leave without feeling something