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The Theater LoopTHEATER REVIEW: "The Illusion" ★★★ Through April 11 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.; Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes; Tickets: $38-56 at 773-753-4472. We’re all familiar with the play within a play, as when Hamlet’s players enact a......
Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between Nick Offermanand his “Parks and Recreation” character Ron Swanson. Both talk in a slow, deep, deadpan manner and are unabashedly masculine. And, like Swanson, Offerman is an expert...
Tribune movie criticWhen the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
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Hartford CourantChristopher Shinn's political drama, "Now or Later," will have its U.S. premiere at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company this fall. Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct the play which runs Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 at the...
Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
Hartford CourantIn Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant, I write about Jerry Adler, who is featured as an actor in the premiere of the Mike Reiss comedy "I'm Connecticut" at the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus, a production of Connecticut Repertory...
Phew, 2011 was quite a year in Chicago theater. As the year comes to a close, ready for a quick tour back through the newsworthy highlights? The Black Ensemble Theater bowed a gorgeous, $19 million new home on the North Side. Stage 773 on Belmont...
'THERE IS NO SUCH THING," George Orwell once said, "as a genuinely nonpolitical literature." That probably comes as news to millions of Danielle Steel fans. Still, if Orwell had only tacked on the word "award" to his aphorism, that 1946 statement would...
"Well, let's be honest," said Timothy Douglas, over a coffee in Evanston the other day. "There aren't many people who look like me running theater companies that look like Remy Bumppo." Douglas, the new artistic director of that very Chicago company, was...
Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-...
Directing for the theater, like most professions, has a hierarchy. You do well in the minor leagues and you move up. Or you get a lucky break — maybe a mentor gives you a chance, or some project suddenly turns into an unexpected smash hit —...
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