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True West Review

True West Review

July 23, 2019

Chuck Sipps and Abbey Cruse attended “True West” at Steppenwolf. What follows is their conversat...

A spooky, beautiful nightmare: ‘The Pillowman’

A spooky, beautiful nightmare: ‘The Pillowman’

May 7, 2019

Bright lights. Eardrum shattering loud bangs. Haunting screams and murder. All of that and a bag of purcha...

New Stage Center Play: The Pillowman Opens Thursday April 11

New Stage Center Play: The Pillowman Opens Thursday April 11

April 18, 2019

NEIU’s Stage Center is currently working on a new play, “The Pillowman,” which will have its opening day...

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

Daphne Watson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

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, Writer

February 12, 2019

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

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...

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