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Review: Goodman Theatre’s ‘The Little Foxes’

Review: Goodman Theatre’s ‘The Little Foxes’

Emma Rubenstein

May 24, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

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....

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

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

Emma Rubenstein

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

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...

‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ brings feminism to life

‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ brings feminism to life

Emma Rubenstein

February 1, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This winter’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” written by Gina Gionfriddo, and directed by Kimberly Senior, has taken the Goodman’s Albert by storm. It was touching, sidesplittingly funny and provided an honest, powerful examination of feminism that is both a rarity and necessity to find on stage. Read More »...

‘Twist Your Dickens’ hilariously toys with holiday tradition

Emma Rubenstein

December 18, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Unique and offbeat productions have become somewhat of a staple in the Chicago Christmas theater scene. New shows are blossoming amid the countless holiday classics, shows that are hilarious, touching, and matchless all at once. There is something particularly thrilling about the culmination of tra...

Goodman’s ‘Christmas Carol’ a classic delight

Goodman’s ‘Christmas Carol’ a classic delight

Emma Rubenstein

December 7, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This holiday season, The Goodman’s annual production of "A Christmas Carol" has returned to the Albert, where it is delighting audiences of all ages by residing between the worlds of innovation and tradition. Directed by Henry Wishcamper, it delivers a wealth of Christmas spirit and plunges its ...

‘Feathers and Teeth’ debuts at Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival

‘Feathers and Teeth’ debuts at Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival

Emma Rubenstein

November 16, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This fall The Goodman Theatre’s renowned New Stages Festival has returned for its 11th year with new shows that are sure to inspire, delight and entertain audiences of all ages. New Stages is an exciting and unique way to experience brand-new productions; it showcases fresh works that often evolve...

Subtle, simple beauty shines in Goodman Theatre’s ‘Smokefall’

Subtle, simple beauty shines in Goodman Theatre’s ‘Smokefall’

Emma Rubenstein

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This autumn, The Goodman Theatre’s “Smokefall” delivers an experience that is cradled between the realms of play, poetry and reality. The production, written by Noah Haidle and directed by Anne Kauffman, is magnetic, relentless and gentle all at once; it holds up a mirror in which every audience...

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...

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 ...

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