| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Edmond Rostand's masterful "Cyrano de Bergerac" is, by a long, hairy nose, one of the great theatrical protuberances of all time, but the swordplay, the eloquence, the grand wigs and the period panache of the show are not the reasons that this great...
| Oct 25, 2013
Great wisdom about artistic endeavor can come from all kinds of weird sources. Last week it came from the mouth of a puppet with a hollow head and a cloth body.
This particular puppet is the star of "The Table," the truly amazing show from the touring...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The iconoclastic movie star Bill Murray is always on the guest list for events celebrating anniversaries and the like at The Second City. But the famously unpredictable actor invariably does not show up. On Monday night, though, there was Murray on Navy...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The physical elements of the current spectacular attraction visiting Chicago Shakespeare Theater from the United Kingdom consists of the following: one puppet (hollow cardboard head and cloth body) and one table (rectangular, prosaic).
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:58 AM
PigPen Theatre Co., a group of handsome, musically talented young men who met at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, is certainly riding a forceful wave with an ensemble-forged piece of theatrical storytelling known as "The Old Man and The Old Moon."...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Chicago's storefront theaters operate on very low budgets. They typically put together a season, or several seasons, on a budget far less than a single Broadway play. Yet, time and again, the artists who work within those confines ensure that audiences...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:56 PM
No theater in the world has done more for Italian drama than the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, which, despite the diminutive in its name, has become famous for bold productions of works by the likes of Carlo Goldoni, Luigi Pirandello and Eduardo De Filippo....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:30 PM
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:28 PM
"Double Trouble" is the name of a blues rock band from Austin, Tex., an Elvis Presley flick, a 1980s TV sitcom starring twins, a movie wherein other twins try to break up a crime ring, an unrelated Australian TV series, and a 2001 stage musical...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:48 AM
When the Italians say "cinema," it sounds better than when the Americans say it. CHEE-nay-ma. Doesn't that sound better?
Born in 1959 and widely considered to be his nation's greatest stage and screen actor, Toni Servillo is seven hours ahead of us in...