The revised “She the People” is Second City at its best

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photo by Timothy M. Schmidt. Six women stand triumphantly on the stage of the UP Comedy Club. “Are you ready to change the world?” one asks the crowd, receiving an enthusiastic response. And that is precisely what is happening in Second City’s hilarious, amazing She the […]

“Bridges of Madison County” shines in Theo Ubique’s intimate new space.

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photo by Cody Jolly Photography. What do we do when true love comes too late? This is the question that is faced by Francesca (Kelli Harrington) and Robert (Tommy Thurston) in Theo Ubique’s beautiful new production of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of […]

The moving “Southern Comfort” opens the veil into the lives of a chosen family of transgender people in 1998 Georgia

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photo by Heather Mall. OK, I’m starting this review with a huge disclaimer: In this production of a show about the chosen family of a transgender man named Robert Eads, that character is portrayed by my son, North Homeward. In the past, I have praised some […]

Steppenwolf Breaks Ground Today on New Campus Expansion

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New Building to Feature 400-seat In-the-Round Theatre, Dedicated Education Floorand New Social Spaces where Artists, Audiences and Students Converge Rendering by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture CHICAGO (March 5, 2019) – Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theatre, proudly breaks ground today on the next phase of its multi-year campus expansion on Halsted […]

The Gift Theatre’s provides a timely reminder of the power of “Doubt”

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photo by Claire Demos Over the weekend, a documentary opened on HBO about the pop star Michael Jackson. “Leaving Neverland” focuses on two men who claim that they were abused by the late singer as they overnighted at his famous Neverland Ranch. The immediate aftershock of […]