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The Invisible Man (2020)

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Storm Reid, Amali Golden, Benedict Hardie, Zara Michales, Anthony Brandon Wong

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Winter theater and dance in Chicago provides a home away from home

On nights when the temperature falls into single digits and icy sidewalks (clear that stuff, people!) make the public way treacherous, it's easy to find reasons to stay home.  But…

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Note From an Editor

On nights when the temperature falls into single digits and icy sidewalks (clear that stuff, people!) make the public way treacherous, it's easy to find reasons to stay home.  But…

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Congo Square celebrates its roots with the satirical Day of Absence

Derrick Sanders and Reginald Nelson arrived in Chicago in 1999 with a singular goal: to start a theater company that could fuse the ensemble aesthetic of a Steppenwolf with a…

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Once on This Island proves it takes a village

Your affection for Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's 1990 musical Once on This Island may well depend upon how much patience you have for narratives about young heroines who sacrifice…

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Gina DeLuca walks the live lit line between funny and tragic

Gina DeLuca is a 32-year-old Chicago-based writer and live lit performer who specializes in wry, personal essays. She has performed readings of her work at CIC Theatre, iO, and Steppenwolf…

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Barbara Jordan’s story takes center stage in Voice of Good Hope

Clocking in at 95 minutes, City Lit's production of Voice of Good Hope (directed by Terry McCabe) isn't long enough to capture the multitudes of its subject— the indomitable U.S.…

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The Tasters pictures dystopia—with a gourmet twist

The gulags in Meghan Brown's world-premiere dystopian fable, The Tasters, resemble plenty of real-world hellholes that confine political prisoners, save for their spectacular dining options. Chained to metal desks, three…

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Rose Valley Theatre Group debuts with Sunday Evening

Bulgarian playwright Zachary Karabashliev's 2008 play, about two entwined dysfunctional families and their messed-up lives, was written originally in English and then translated into Bulgarian by the author before being…

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Stop Kiss still feels (sadly) current

To be queer and in love in a 90s play is a pitiable fate. At best, characters who express romantic interests outside of heteronormative societal expectations are forced to live…

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