3 days ago | Stage
In 2004, before a sex scandal rendered him a candidate non grata, John Edwards distilled this country’s widening income gap and lack of upward mobility into a bumper-sticker meme: Two Americas. The division was between the privileged-from-birth an...
25 days ago | Stage
Twenty years ago, long before everybody else was doing it, Miami's City Theatre launched a festival of ten-minute plays. Summer Shorts, theatergoers' annual kickoff to the steamy season in South Florida, has withstood a handful of reboots in its t...
1 month ago | Stage
When Casa Valentina premiered on Broadway last year, it garnered four Tony nominations and numerous critical accolades. Seeing its regional theater premiere at GableStage, it’s hard to comprehend why. Harvey Fierstein’s first play in nearly 30 yea...
1 month ago | Review
From time to time, Betrayal has the balls to be boring. One of the great ironic treatises on infidelity, Harold Pinter's semiautobiographical 1978 mood piece is a play of little action. There is a series of scenes that reveal their purposes gradua...
2 months ago | Stage
Book clubs existed long before Oprah Winfrey started hers in 1996, but it's fair to say the queen of television made them cool again. Reading novels used to be a solitary pastime, an experience shared by reader and author.
3 months ago | Stage
The Magnificents, like many of the House Theatre of Chicago's productions, is driven by its transformational set design, drop-down projection screen, and impressive aerial showmanship. The term "dog-and-pony show" applies, though in this ca...