Category Archives: Carla Stillwell

Feral at MPAACT: Beyond “Ripped from the headlines”

We review the world premiere of Shepsu Aakhu’s newest play Feral, about police shootings and the media circus which follows them, and then K. recommends The Lion in Winter by Promethean Theatre Ensemble at the Athenaeum.

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The Normal Heart at Timeline: Can the story of AIDS be made new again?

Ned Weeks (David Cromer, left) comforts his dying lover Felix Turner (Patrick Andrews) in TimeLine Theatre’s production of THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer, directed by Nick Bowling, presented at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, October 26 – December 22, 2013. Photo by Lara Goetsch.

J. and K. consider whether a play about the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s has any remaining resonance in the early 20-teens.  Then K. recommends When Good Broccoli Goes Bad, a musical for children and their parents playing at the DuSable Museum for one public performance only: 3 pm Sunday 11/17.