The League of Chicago Theatres is proud to serve a membership of more than 200 theaters, a rich and varied theater community ranging from storefront, non-union theaters with budgets under $10,000 to major cultural centers with multi-million dollar shows. No other theater service organization in the country has such a diverse theater membership. Whether you call yourself a Chicagoan or are just visiting for the weekend, the League of Chicago Theatres is your source for Chicago theater.
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In the damp, all-American burg of Big Cherry — the setting for the new Tracy Letts play “The Minutes” — the rambling and esoteric agenda of the town council is filled with the patter of parking and pepper jelly, softball fields and suppers at
As long as Hollywood has hired playwrights from New York or Chicago, which is as long as there has been Hollywood, these transplanted, bought-and-paid-for scribes have written plays about their dislocation in La La Land. The complaints have remained
Take the football culture of “Friday Night Lights,” mix it with the supernatural clamminess of “The X-Files” and strain it through the satiric/horror filter of “Get Out,” and you’re close to what Janine Nabers creates in “Welcome to J
In 2002, an actor, a dancer and a martial artist started a fusion hip-hop contemporary dance company. It sounds like the setup for a bad joke, but one’s got to wonder if Illinois State University grads Charlie Cutler, Mark Hackman and Marissa Morit
Friday “The Book of Will”: Shakespeare’s company stages the First Folio in this Chicago premiere by Lauren Gunderson. Through Dec. 17 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300 and www.northlight.org “Hellcab”: The Agenc
There’s a scene in “Lady Bird,” this fall’s remarkable coming-of-age movie by Greta Gerwig, where the title character, a complicated Sacramento 17-year-old encapsulated by Saoirse Ronan, finds herself in the dressing room of an off-price clot
Peninsula Players, Wisconsin’s mainstay resident summer theater, announced its 2018 season Thursday. Opening the season is Sean Grennan’s “Now and Then” (June 12-July 1), a world premiere about an extraordinary conversation that takes place i
“Work is a dirty word out here,” says the charming, guitar-strumming, Jimmy Buffett-esque central figure of the new musical “Escape to Margaritaville,” a “Mamma Mia!” for Parrotheads. This seductive but commitment-phobic dude is trying to
After Donald J. Trump became president of the United States — which, you may recall, actually was a massive surprise to most of us — the amount of analytical bloviating about the reasons for his ascendancy would have been enough to sink the great
Over the years, especially Stateside, Oscar Wilde’s fin de siecle satire “The Importance of Being Earnest” has been turned into more of a hootenanny, replete with Lady Bracknell played in drag, campery of all sorts, and enough nods, winks and c
“I find ecstasy in living,” wrote the American poet Emily Dickinson, “the mere sense of living is joy enough.” So let us begin with that, dear reader, let us just let that sentence lie there, in the hope that it might improve your day at a mo