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‘How to Catch Creation’ at the Goodman Asks “What Will You Leave Behind?”

Daphne Watson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Filed under Theatre Reviews

The Goodman Theatre has a long history of providing a platform for playwrights and other creatives of color to express themselves. Christina Anderson’s, “How to Catch Creation,” is the ultimate voyeuristic experience. A contemporary story set in San Francisco, California, Anderson’s tale connects the past, presen...

Black Ensemble Theatre Produces Three Play Series

Lenore Petinger

February 12, 2019

Filed under Theatre Reviews

On Jan. 17 - 19, Black Ensemble Theater (BET) of Chicago performed its first anti-racism play in partnership with Northeastern. “National Anthem” is the dilemma that a college senior faces on what his actions should be as he quarterbacks his team in the national championship game.  He knows the history of the civil ri...

The power of forgiveness shines in ‘High Fidelity’

The power of forgiveness shines in ‘High Fidelity’

December 2, 2018

Stage Center Theatre’s production of “High Fidelity” opened this past Thursday, Nov. 29 and it w...

Growing as an Individual: A student’s perspective on Children’s Theatre Workshop

Michelle Khzakia

November 6, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Theatre Reviews

A play isn’t just about memorizing a few lines and spitting them out on stage in front of a bunch of people. Children’s Theatre Workshop (CTW) is  offered every semester and gives students the opportunity to put on a show for young audiences. CTW meets twice a week for three hours. Students work on all of the differ...

Two sides of the same coin with ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

Two sides of the same coin with ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

April 12, 2017

Stories of good and evil battling for control are as old as time. Humanity is deeply invested in stories r...

Nothing dead about this salesman

Nothing dead about this salesman

March 14, 2017

For a play as well known as “Death of a Salesman,”  written by Arthur Miller and directed by ...

‘Uncle Vanya’ at the Goodman Theatre

‘Uncle Vanya’ at the Goodman Theatre

March 14, 2017

There’s a reason that classics are classics. Even if manner of dress and other cultural symbols are o...

‘Carmen’: A Well-Deserved Olé

‘Carmen’: A Well-Deserved Olé

February 21, 2017

The Lyric Opera of Chicago turned into the thrilling and colorful Seville of the twentieth century u...

Growing up Black and Gay: ‘Bootycandy’

Growing up Black and Gay: ‘Bootycandy’

February 21, 2017

“It’s not meant to be easily swallowed,” says Krystel McNeil during one of the scenes of “Bootycandy...

Take a trip inside the mind with ‘Psychonaut Librarians’

Take a trip inside the mind with ‘Psychonaut Librarians’

February 7, 2017

Operating under the premise of exploration, one has to test their boundaries. These boundaries are tested in ...

Norma’: an opera full of lyrical woes

Norma’: an opera full of lyrical woes

February 7, 2017

Love, betrayal, bloody fury and vengeance are all topics that can be found in the production of “N...

Review: NEIU’s production of ‘Real Women Have Curves’

Review: NEIU’s production of ‘Real Women Have Curves’

December 6, 2016

Josephina Lopez’s play “Real Women Have Curves” featuring an intimate look into five Latina’s lives in 19...

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