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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.

DC split over David Rabe world premiere at Steppenwolf

The House does a dark take on Punch & Judy but it lights up J. & K.

The House Theatre of Chicago roles out a slightly-gothic world premiere by Kara Davidson, directed by Shade Murray and with fascinating puppets by Jesse Mooney-Bullock. If you thought P&J stood for peanut butter and jelly, you’d better think again. Davidson’s historical research is impeccable, with every character in the play–human and puppet–rooted in the actual history of Punch and Judy shows in England. Kelly and Jonathan are fascinated!

American Theater Company Starts a New Residency Program

ATC’s Inaugural CORE Series

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Lie With Me

Monday, September 12 at 7:00 PM

We are kicking off CORE with Michael Patrick Thornton’s Lie With Me, a three act play about an older man who mentors, psychologically manipulates, and sexually molests his friends’ high school son. The play is highly interested in the shame surrounding male bisexuality, the effects, coping mechanisms, and cyclical nature of abuse, and the efficacy of forgiveness.  http://www.atcweb.org/core

 

Feminism is the theory, violence is the practice? Good Friday at Oracle Productions


 

We talk about Oracle Theatre’s new production Good Friday.

The Critics Return to High School courtesy of Albany Park Theatre Project


  • CORRECTION: Learning Curve is NOT a free performance, as we mistakenly said in the review.  Tickets are $40, $18 for Chicago Public School students, faculty and staff.  The Dueling Critics regret the error.

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Three Men and a Babe: Chops at Theater Wit

Jazz lovers reminisce, scheme and try to recapture their old friendship; can they?  Chops examines.  A world-premiere entrant in the Mamet-Scorcese milieu.

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!

Northanger Abbey: Jane Austen Spoofs Gothic Romances; Lifeline Theatre Adds Music

Plus, we preview summer theater at Theater on the Lake, First Folio, Oak Park Festival, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, etc., etc. and highlight some free music, dance and film available