Tag Archives: Goodman Theatre

The best of 2016 in Chicago theater

The actresses and playwright of Dry Land at Rivendell are among our picks from the past year in Chicago theater.

K says “wunderbar” for WONDERFUL TOWN, J says “Hmmm.”

The Goodman, and the Dueling Critics, don War Paint

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole grace the stage at the Goodman; Kelly and Jonathan grace the airwaves on Sunday mornings on WDCB!

The Mirror Has Seven Faces: Mary Page Marlowe by Tracy Letts at Steppenwolf

We grapple with this world premiere; plus K. picks The Book Club Play at 16th Street Theatre and J. picks Carlyle at the Goodman.

Experiments with History and Gender in Cor Theatre’s Christina, The Girl King

We don’t agree on what the play is about, and that’s only the beginning!  K. raves over Butler at Northlight while Jonathan recommends The Matchmaker (the proto-Hello, Dolly) at the Goodman.

Pop Waits at the Neo-Futurists, 2666 at the Goodman: Jonathan talks, Kelly kibbitzes

A one-man piece about music and depression at the Neo-Futurists; a 5-plus hour epic about the 20th Century at the Goodman.  Jonathan holds forth.

 

A Talent Competition Between the Critics over Goodman’s Another Word for Beauty

(K., of course, is Ms. Congeniality.)  Then J. recommends Le Switch at About Face Theatre.

Sugarplums and treacle–or, if you prefer, faith, hope and love: the holidays on Chicago stages

Jonathan waxes Scrooge-like about holiday offerings while Kelly takes her inner child out for an excursion.  Grab your insulin and dive in!

The Butcher at Signal Ensemble: The Duellists Disagree

Then K. picks the Pulitzer Prizewinning Disgraced at the Goodman while J. recommends August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at Court.