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08.10.2013 | | Posted at 08:35 AM
By David Luhrssen
  What’s the “best” film ever? It’s a futile game but fun to play, especially when the participants are filmmakers. In his book, The Best Film You’ve Never Seen (Chicago Review Press), Chicago Sun-Times editor Robert K. Elder puts a special spin on the “name your fave” game by asking directors to talk about the best film that never found an audience, the brilliant bombs, ...
11.18.2011 | | Posted at 11:57 AM

A Crisp Staged Reading by the new t heater company.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Fools For Tragedy held a reading to benefit the Hunger Task Force last night. I was expecting a good time—it was a talented cast involved in the reading. I wasn’t expecting to fully reappraise my overall impressions of Fat Pig. Neil LaBute is one of the more dynamic late boomer/early X-er American playwrights. In The Company of Men was kind of a sinister social comedy . . . The Shape of Thin...
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Theater Preview

Playwright Neil LaBute first came to the attention of national audiences with 1993’s In the Company of Men, a successful play about a pair of misogynists looking to ruin the life of an innocent girl. Less than 10 years later, he turned the tables by telling the story of a female art student who makes a living work-of-art out