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24-hour play festival features five short plays for $5

24-hour play festival features five short plays for $5

Garret Neal

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Springboard Theatre Company launched its third annual 24-hour Play Festival this past Saturday in their new stage space at the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church.  This take gives the participants a unique challenge of writing, directing and performing a show in a 24-hour time span. Read More &ra...

Theatre Wit’s “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure”

Theatre Wit’s “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure”

Matt Koske

August 15, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Normally in a theatre setting, audience members are encouraged to sit back, relax and enjoy the performance. That’s still implied at Theatre Wit’s most recent original play “ENGAGE: A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure,” but there’s a slight spin on that formula. Read More »...

DePaul alum directs new play “The Burials”

DePaul alum directs new play “The Burials”

Pat Mullane

September 25, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In the spring of 2006, then DePaul theater student and studying playwright, Caitlin Parrish was premiering her play “Echo Boom” at DePaul as part of The Theatre School’s New Playwrights Series.  Inspired by the Greek tragedy “Antigone,” “Echo Boom” followed a high school valedictorian na...

DePaul alum directs ‘My Brilliant Divorce’

DePaul alum directs ‘My Brilliant Divorce’

McKay Murphy

October 25, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

In the back of a quaint theater, Siiri Scott sat silent, watching a play unfold as an audience sat and judged her work. Read More »...

DePaul alum stars in Richard Pryor play

DePaul alum stars in Richard Pryor play

Erin Yarnall

October 11, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

For many students, getting out of their hometown is the ultimate goal. This was never the case for E. Faye Butler, a native Chicagoan and dedicated theater actress who has worked in Chicago theater for decades. Read More »...

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...

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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