Tag: Chicago plays, Chicago Theater, Chicago Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Ike Holter, Lottery Day, The Real Chicago
First Look review: The entertaining “Lottery Day” at the Goodman Theatre holds a magnifying glass to Chicago, revealing both pleasures and problems
Apr 11, 2019
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
Aug 24, 2017
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
Jun 29, 2017
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
Feb 23, 2017
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
Oct 19, 2016
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
Oct 27, 2015
All four actors are incredibly high-energy, with performances so real and engaging, it’s impossible to leave without feeling something