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  • 'Fight City' works when it's an action flick on stage
    Chicago Tribune

    The future is female — but it's still an unholy mess. That's the dystopic premise in Scott OKen's "Fight City," now in a slam-bang world premiere with Factory Theater. Set in 2077, where a concatenation of catastrophes has left most men sterile and

  • The price of 'An Octoroon'
    Chicago Tribune

    In the Chicago of 1860, when there barely was a Chicago, McVicker's Theater had what this newspaper called "a rousing hit" with a production of "The Octoroon," a spectacular melodrama by an diminutive, round-faced Irishman called Dion Boucicault. It

  • 'Daily Show' coming to Chicago this fall
    Chicago Tribune

    “The Daily Show” is coming to Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre for a week of shows in October, Comedy Central announced Tuesday. “’The Daily Show’ Undesked Chicago 2017: Let’s Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold” will tape at the North Si

  • Chicago Dance Crash tries on 'Oz' for its 15th birthday
    Chicago Tribune

    It feels like a long time ago that a band of dance misfits formed Chicago Dance Crash — smooshing dance forms together to create a unique fusion style that has helped launch hip-hop onto the concert dance stage in Chicago. For the past five of Cras

  • Second City sets cast of 106th mainstage revue
    Chicago Tribune

    The Second City has announced the cast of its 106th mainstage revue. Returning cast member Kelsey Kinney will be joined by Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, Tien Tran and Nate Varrone. Ryan Bernier will direct with music direction by Vinnie P

  • Steppenwolf announces fall LookOut programming
    Chicago Tribune

    Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced fall programming for its multi-genre LookOut Series Monday, including performances part of the previously announced month-long Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. As part of "Destinos," the inaugural

  • Cirque du Soleil takes a sensual dive into a Mexican pool with 'Luzia'
    Chicago Tribune

    A quarter-century ago, a sensual Russian aerialist named Vladimir Kekhaial turned up the heat of a Chicago summer by flying around a tent, his undulating, glistening muscles hardly confined by the tiny scraps of leather that claimed to be a costume.

  • 'Tim and Eric Awesome Tour': They're not afraid to go beyond funny
    Chicago Tribune

    I don't think it's a spoiler to tell you that Tim Heidecker — the Tim half of alt-comedy duo "Tim and Eric" — ends the "Tim and Eric 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour" parading across the stage wearing only black dress socks and padded flesh-toned un

  • Still no bad ideas: Barrel of Monkeys celebrates 20 years of schoolkids' stories on stage
    Chicago Tribune

    At the beginning of an afternoon class at Dewey School of Excellence in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, an adult wearing a crayon-colored T-shirt emblazoned with a lanky monkey says to a room of students filled with end-of-the-year energy: "Every i

  • Soccer tricks with Cirque du Soleil
    Chicago Tribune

    This week's Showcase video features two football dancers from Cirque du Soleil's "Luzia," now playing to Chicago crowds under the Grand Chapiteau. In the video, Abou Traore and Laura Biondo show off some tricks featured in the latest Cirque productio

  • 17 shows to see now
    Chicago Tribune

    "Ah, Wilderness!" ✭✭✭ Director Steve Scott's summer revival of "Ah, Wilderness!," the 1933 Eugene O'Neill comedy, is about members of the Miller family as they celebrate the July 4th holiday of 1906 by the sea. The author's heart is with the i

  • Lighter moments are the hardest in devastating 'Lela & Co.'
    Chicago Tribune

    The little theater under the "L" is set up like a voyeuristic European cabaret: little tables, shaded lamps, intimate fabrics, dark corners into which an amorous couple might try to disappear. But the bill of fare at the Steep Theatre this summer is