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.

PostHeaderIcon American-born Conductor On the Rise

Conductor James Gaffigan loves his relationship as head of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra as well as his life in the opera house pit. He is seen as one of the leading candidates to soon head a major American orchestra.

PostHeaderIcon Bees Do It, Fleas Do It, Let’s Fall in Love

"Cosi Fan Tutte" is a delicious, comic bon-bon of an opera. Lyric Opera has mounted an enchanting production that is sorely needed in these times of shootings and strife. What better way to spend an evening than laughing at human nature's eternal war waged in the name of love and thrilling to the delightful sounds of Mozart's music?

PostHeaderIcon History the Way it Was or Was It?

Goodman Theater's "Blind Date" stages the 1985 high-stakes summit between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary, Mikhail Gorbachev. Playwright Rogelio Martinez takes us behind the diplomatic negotiations the predated the meeting as well as the actual summit.