| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Everyone who has ever tuned into a cable channel has heard the names Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson. Show hosts like Nancy Grace have used their TV pulpits to chronicle the disappearance of such white, female victims night after night.
But what about...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Are we always to be haunted by our past? August Wilson raises the question in hisPulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson."
"There ain't no ghosts in this house," insists Boy Willie, recently returned to the home shared by his uncle and sister.
| Feb 9, 2012
August Wilson's "Jitney," set in 1977, focuses on a poor urban neighborhood where "urban renewal" just means demolition and neglect. The plot revolves around a company of unlicensed cabs trying to maintain service for an African-American community ignored...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Set in the late 1950s in Chicago, Philip Dean Hayes' The Sty of the Blind Pig conjures up four distinctive and memorable African-American characters as the era of bus boycotts is just beginning in the deep South. It's a play about family and frustration...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Nyambi Nyambi, who plays wisecracking, educated waiter Samuel on CBS' "Mike & Molly," has had two defining moments for an actor onstage.
He was an understudy in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," his favorite play, by his favorite playwright, August Wilson,...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The show: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires, starring Olympia Dukakis.
Didn’t we just see “The Tempest?”: Several times, if you count Hartford Stage’s stylish production and...
| Apr 18, 2012
"Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:00 PM
“Water By The Spoonful” by Quiara Alegria Hudes, which was produced last fall at Hartford Stage, which commissioned the work, is one of six fionalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association New Play Award, which...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Timothy Douglas, a New York-based freelance director with a raft of impressive credits at major theaters across the nation, is the new artistic director of Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Douglas, 49, will replace James Bohnen, the retiring...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich and movie critic Michael Phillips at "The Critic's Eye" at the Broadway Playhouse. At the Chicago Tribune's "The Critic's Eye" event this week â wherein we newspaper critics talked about our jobs and answered readers'......
| Nov 21, 2010
| 9:32 PM
THEATER REVIEW: "Home" â
Through Dec. 12, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.; Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes; Tickets: $40-60 at 773-753-4472 and www.courttheatre.org There are many plays by black writers that should be more famous â more...