“The Light” Shines on Dark Secrets and a Couple in Love

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Review by Bradley Laas [caption id="attachment_2138" align="alignleft" width="62"] ★★★★[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2741" align="alignright" width="300"] Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr., Tiffany Oglesby[/caption] I was recently blessed with the opportunity to see The New Colony’s production of The Light. I do not use the word ‘blessed’ lightly, as this show gave me what was quite possibly the greatest theater […]

“For The Loyal” a Brilliantly Complex Moral Conundrum

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[caption id="attachment_2138" align="alignleft" width="62"] ★★★★[/caption] Interrobang Theatre Project’s 8th season’s theme, “What is Truth?” may never have such a literal presentation as it does in the company’s Chicago premiere production of Lee Blessing’s latest play, “For the Loyal.” Over 80 intense minutes, Blessing and director James Yost take us on a wild and emotional ride […]

Steppenwolf’s Hilarious BLKS Is All About Friendship

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“There’s something intrinsic about a couch in black culture,” Aziza Barnes, the author of BLKS, the hilarious and often powerful play about being young, female, and black, says in an interview published in the play’s program. “It’s like a porch for city dwellers…It’s really evocative of a pioneer life and what matters and what mattered was a place that you or anyone could […]

Uneven “That’s Weird, Grandma” Worth a Watch With Your Kids

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Tucked way up on the north side is a grungy little storefront theater. This theater usually houses the performances of the NeoFuturist theater company (the geniuses behind Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind). As a special holiday treat, though, Barrel of Monkeys has revived its hit That’s Weird, Grandma: Holiday Stories. This company does […]