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Sandra Bland’s life and death provides the inspiration for graveyard shift

Quentin Tarantino’s movie Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood is in part a gauzy wish fulfillment fantasy ...

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Stick Fly takes flight at Writers

In 2017, First Floor Theater premiered Leah Nanako Winkler’s Two Mile Hollow—a send-up of what Winkler terms “white people by ...

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Shear Madness is retro, but not rewarding

Adapted by Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan from the original play Scherenschnitt, (scissors cut), by German playwright Paul Pörtner, Shear ...

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Invictus Theatre brings light and heat to A Raisin in the Sun

Before Ta-Nehisi Coates laid out “The Case for Reparations” in the Atlantic in 2014, Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 classic A Raisin ...

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Lipstick Lobotomy looks at a Kennedy tragedy

Kate Hendrickson directs the Chicago premiere of Krista Knight’s Lipstick Lobotomy, an arch but moving 2019 play about mental illness, ...

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Kiev reveals the murky depths of a family’s guilt.

Anton Chekhov’s famous dictum that if a gun is introduced in the first act, it must go off by the ...

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‘The Allure of Matter’ pushes boundaries

It’s not every day you see 128 roof tiles displayed on a gallery floor, ash from joss sticks painted on ...

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Art critic Lori Waxman wants to support your artists visa

Among the matches burning in the dumpster fire of U.S. immigration is the system of chutes and ladders facing foreign ...

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Drawn together

Long before smartphones provided immediate access to porn and the ubiquitous “dick pic,” gay men were limited to physique magazines, ...

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Everywhere You Don’t Belong puts the focus on South Shore

Claude McKay Love recounts his life in two parts that many will be familiar with: before college and after college. ...

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