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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A comedy of social relations

 The theater's nature as a highly social art form can mean delightful things for plays focusing on social relations between characters. British playwright Shelagh Stephenson's The Memory of Water is a compelling look at the
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
 Aaron Kopec's horror stories at the Alchemist Theatre have collected quite a rogues' gallery over the years. Past villains have included Dracula, Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes. This fall, Kopec delves into less familiar...
08.13.2012 | | Posted at 11:57 PM

A pyromantic evening in a heartbreakingly romantic space on the east side.

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Fools For Tragedy brings its season to a close with the first straight-ahead drama of the 2012-2013 Theatre season. The group hauls a 2400 year old drama into the pulse of the present with a staging that pours the audience in around the drama. Directed and adapted by Jordan Gwiazdoski, the drama is rendered in three progressive stages in the beautiful and the fabulously romantic space of ...
05.31.2012 | | Posted at 11:37 AM

Fools For Tragedy announce dates and venue for modern update of MEDEA

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Honestly, ancient Greek myth never really appealed to me as a kid. I was a lot more interested in Nordic legend . . . which probably had a lot more to do with the mid-'80's work of artist/writer Walt Simonson than anything else . . . but then reading about Snorri Sturlson and some of the original legends, they resonated with me a lot more than stories of Zeus and Hercules and Hera and so on...
05.10.2012 | | Posted at 06:22 AM

Racine Theatre Guild Presents Chicago

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Kander and Ebb's Chicago continues to glide its way across stages al over the place. As popular as ever, the show makes its way to Racine this month courtesy of a Racine Theatre Guild production. This is another example of a show that I'd really like to go to but I've already got like . . . three or four shows committed to over the weekend, so a big trek out to Racine would be a little sill...