PostHeaderIcon The ATF Goes Fishing

Terry Kilbourn, a young black man seeking to find work, is exploited by two presumed shopkeepers who are actually government ATF agents. He refuses to see the deception of his "friends" and follows their orders to his ultimate downfall.

PostHeaderIcon Midsummer Dance Madness

I have now seen three “Midsummer Night’s Dream” productions–Shakespeare’s, Peter Brooks’ magical updating and now Alexander Ekman‘s Swedish version in dance. All are supremely inventive tellings of mistaken identity (less with Ekman), merry romps and the thin line betwixt … Read more

PostHeaderIcon A Born-Again Opera Company

Chicago Opera Theater is having a successful season. For its new production by Donizetti, it is updating two operas into one seamless libretto that promises a mix of lovely singing and exciting theatrical flair.

PostHeaderIcon Tragic Tale Between Two Cultures

"Through the Elevated Line" is a highly emotional play about the plight of a sensitive Middle East refugee from Iran who comes to Chicago to join his sister and her husband only to find that he is a stranger in both places. Playwright Novid Parsi has adapted elements of "A Streetcar Named Desire" to a contemporary tale of two cultures.

PostHeaderIcon Lyric’s Truly Unlimited Opera

"Fellow Travelers", a new opera in Lyric Opera's Unlimited series, is an arresting story of a hidden and politically dangerous homosexual relationship, set in 1950s Washington during the witch hunt of Senator Joseph McCarthy. It is musically and dramatically a production not to be missed.