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Steppenwolf Theatre’s “First Look” in review

Emma Rubenstein

August 18, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is no stranger to talent in every capacity. Its shows lay somewhere between unassuming and incredible; they are always wonderful and always full of impeccable craftsmanship in every capacity. This summer, the venue is hosting a plethora of new plays. Fresh shows from three very di...

More than just a revival: A review of the Goodman Theatre’s “Brigadoon”

Emma Rubenstein

August 11, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Something truly special is nestled in the heart Chicago theater this summer. Though it is labeled as a revival, The Goodman’s newest production of "Brigadoon" under the direction and choreography of Rachel Rockwell, is something much greater and more magnificent that the word entails. Through its stunning...

Interview: Lauren Guglielmello of ‘Hellish Half-Light’

Emma Rubenstein

July 29, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The body of work that playwright Samuel Beckett has set forth into the world is specific, unique, and often intimidating. This summer, though, Marry-Archie Theatre Co. plans to promote the accessibility of the beautiful and obscure material in its newest production, ‘Hellish Half-Light: Shorter Plays...

‘One Flea Spare’: An interview with David Samba, Megan Turner and Evan Williams

Emma Rubenstein

July 22, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The world of each theater production is far more intricate than meets the eye on the night of a performance. A key part of what makes each play tick, lies beyond the realm of the stage itself. The talented David Samba, Megan Turner, and Evan Williams have taken on the positions of sound designer, costume...

Q & A with Lauren Pizzi and Will Von Vogt of ‘Partners’

Q & A with Lauren Pizzi and Will Von Vogt of ‘Partners’

Emma Rubenstein

July 15, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his summer, LiveWire Chicago Theatre’s “Partners” presents an honest and poignant look into the realm of relationships. The show is a challenging treat and features DePaul Theatre School alumni Lauren Pizzi and Will Von Vogt. The DePaulia had the opportunity speak with both of them ...

With ‘White Snake,’ Goodman finishes season strong

With ‘White Snake,’ Goodman finishes season strong

Emma Rubenstein

June 2, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Goodman Theatre has a knack for striking a balance between brilliant and unassuming in each and every one of their shows. Within them, the talent is immense, the set design is beautiful and the unadulterated heart that lies beneath every show is astounding. This spring’s show, "The White ...

Crazy life: Victoria Maxwell’s one-woman play on living well despite mental illness

Crazy life: Victoria Maxwell’s one-woman play  on living well despite mental illness

Shelley Mesch

May 27, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In an event hosted May 19 by DePaul University’s Center for Students with Disabilities, Victoria Maxwell performed her one-woman show “Funny, You Don’t Look Crazy,” a play about coming to terms and living with bipolar affective disorder, a mood disorder categorized by periods of alternating man...

‘Generation Sex’ entertains, educates

‘Generation Sex’ entertains, educates

Jordan Sarti

May 27, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Wednesday night, Latina theater group Teatro Luna performed a never-before- seen version of the play "Generation Sex." Though they have performed this play in other iterations, they added new segments and elements of performance that made the event a truly innovative experience. The Student Center’s multi-pu...

Babs gets laughs: ‘Buyer and Cellar’ reviewed

Babs gets laughs: ‘Buyer and Cellar’ reviewed

Emma Rubenstein

May 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Chicago theater scene is vast and varied. Traditional and experimental shows alike always provide something new for every audience. It is rare, though, that a show comes along that breaks the mold entirely. This spring’s “Buyer & Cellar,” written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen...

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