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First Look review: Steppenwolf’s “The Great Leap” is a show about basketball, identity and politics that you don’t want to miss

First Look review: Steppenwolf's "The Great Leap" is a show about basketball, identity and politics that you don’t want to miss.

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: “Noises Off” at the Windy City Playhouse is a wonderfully self-aware farce of a farce, brought to life by a talented ensemble

Normally, there are one or two actors who jump out to me, but I found it so hard to isolate a specific performance. It was like the force...

First Look review: “The Woman in Black” is not only captivating, but also a truly masterful — and terrifying — work of theatre

One of my favorite shows I have seen in the theatre in the last few years, The Woman in Black is full of laughs, scares and a handful of...

First Look review: “Southern Gothic” is a uniquely interactive theatrical experience at the Windy City Playhouse

This was by far the most unique and one of the coolest experiences I have ever been a part of. This entire show is essentially...

First Look review: The Steep Theatre’s “Birdland” is an intensely captivating exploration of the pitfalls of fame

Birdland's exploration of the psychological impact and pain resulting from a barrier-free life is original and highly nuanced.

First Look review: The Goodman’s “Yasmina’s Necklace” is a heartwarming love story told through a unique lens

Yasmina’s Necklace is speckled with honest, family moments while having the ability to tackle serious themes such as racism, culture...

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: Subtext Theater Company’s “A Prayer for the Sandinistas” tackles issues of the heart, family and the value of faith

First Look review: Subtext Theatre Company’s "A Prayer for the Sandinistas" tackles issues of the heart, family and the value of faith

First Look review: Shattered Globe’s “For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday” is a fun reminder that you can always be young at heart

While the theme focuses on what it truly means to grow up, what is most enjoyable is the constant banter among the siblings.