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First Floor Theatre’s Kafkapalooza pays modern tribute to Kafka

First Floor Theatre’s Kafkapalooza pays modern tribute to Kafka

Nina Gaulin

August 18, 2015


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For the past three years, First Floor Theater has asked local playwrights to put together a show that both exposes audiences to the work of classic writers and introduces a new twist of modernity to timeless ideas for an annual literary festival.  Each year, these playwrights pay tribute to the works of one influenti...

The Theatre School at DePaul announces 2015-16 season

Erin Yarnall

August 14, 2015


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The Theatre School at DePaul University announced its 2015-16 season. Read More »...

Review: Broadway in Chicago’s ‘Once’

Review: Broadway in Chicago’s ‘Once’

Emma Rubenstein

June 4, 2015


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The Tony Award winning “Once” has made its way to Chicago this month for a brief but magical time. Read More »...

Review: Goodman Theatre’s ‘The Little Foxes’

Review: Goodman Theatre’s ‘The Little Foxes’

Emma Rubenstein

May 24, 2015


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Lillian Hellman’s acclaimed “The Little Foxes” has inundated The Goodman Theatre and is winding itself around the heart of every audience that comes to experience it. Directed by Henry Wishcamper, this production retains all of the sinister energy and political exploration that has coined it as one of America’s great plays....

Wrights of Spring festival at DePaul Theatre School celebrates work of young playwrights

Wrights of Spring festival at DePaul Theatre School celebrates work of young playwrights

Emma Rubenstein

May 17, 2015


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The electric and innovative Wrights of Spring Festival takes place over two weeks every year, during which student scripts are explored in various forms. Read More »...

Chicago cast member Leslie Rochette talks ‘Jersey Boys’

Emma Rubenstein

May 10, 2015


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The acclaimed “Jersey Boys” is returning to Chicago this spring, and is ready to once again deliver its beloved energy. Read More »...

DePaul students launch Springboard Theater Company

DePaul students launch Springboard Theater Company

Michael Schmidt

May 3, 2015


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Springboard Theater Company premieres its third production Saturday — and this time, the theme is improv. “Panic! at the Sketch Show” will showcase talents of multiple DePaul students’  — whether as sketch writers or improv connoisseurs. Read More »...

Q&A: Melanie Brezill and Cory Hummerston of ‘The Book of Mormon’

Q&A: Melanie Brezill and Cory Hummerston of ‘The Book of Mormon’

Emma Rubenstein

April 29, 2015


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Last week, two actors from the “Book of Mormon” taught a master class at Demonthon. Afterward, the DePaulia had the privilege of spoke with them to learn more about the production that has quickly become beloved and esteemed in Chicago and the world. Read More »...

Review: ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at DePaul’s Theatre School

Review: ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at DePaul’s Theatre School

Emma Rubenstein

April 19, 2015


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There comes both a unique challenge and immeasurable payoff in the task of relaying historical texts to modern audiences. This spring, the DePaul Theatre School’s “Duchess of Malfi”, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, masters it with energy and grace. Read More »...

Review: Steppenwolf Theatre’s ‘The Herd’

Ashley Andrews

April 19, 2015


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Life is all about luck and doggedness, according to Brian (John Mahoney), Andy’s grandfather in Rory Kinnear’s play, “The Herd.” Kinnear was beautifully motivated by the luck and doggedness his own family had been dealt when writing the play, which had its American debut at the Steppenwolf Theatre...

Goodman Theatre’s ‘Upstairs Concierge’ packs quick comedic punch

Goodman Theatre’s ‘Upstairs Concierge’ packs quick comedic punch

Emma Rubenstein

April 12, 2015


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The Goodman’s Owen Theater is home to a delightful and energetic show this spring. “The Upstairs Concierge,” written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by KJ Sanchez, tells a frolicking and farcical tale. Though its duration is less than an hour and a half, it packs a delightful and unmistakable punch. Read More »...

Review: Goodman Theatre’s ‘Two Trains Running’

Review: Goodman Theatre’s ‘Two Trains Running’

Emma Rubenstein

March 26, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Sometimes pieces of theater transcend the stage. It is not an easy or a common feat, but when achieved, the results are unimaginably poignant. This spring, the Goodman Theatre has revived the inimitable playwright August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” and its effect is unmatched. It is masterfully unadorned, impeccably written and its realn...

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