The actresses and playwright of Dry Land at Rivendell are among our picks from the past year in Chicago theater.
Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole grace the stage at the Goodman; Kelly and Jonathan grace the airwaves on Sunday mornings on WDCB!
J. and K. assess this world-premiere musical about the Haymarket bombing and its sequelae. We’re enthused: what can you expect from a pair of old lefties? Plus: K. raves over The Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, now running at the Goodman.
We grapple with this world premiere; plus K. picks The Book Club Play at 16th Street Theatre and J. picks Carlyle at the Goodman.
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.
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.
(K., of course, is Ms. Congeniality.) Then J. recommends Le Switch at About Face Theatre.
Jonathan waxes Scrooge-like about holiday offerings while Kelly takes her inner child out for an excursion. Grab your insulin and dive in!
Then K. picks the Pulitzer Prizewinning Disgraced at the Goodman while J. recommends August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at Court.