By Wesley James
Corn Productions’ daring and twisted My Girlfriend is the Devil portrays a surreal sitcom about a very amateur improv troupe, and it is delightful. Opening with a fake-out audience address and closing on a TV report coming from inside the sitcom, the play sets itself up to tear down some almost Inception-deep layers of convention.
"The Wild Party," a dark, sensual, wanton musical, and "Men Should Weep," a tale of a disordered Scottish tenement household, took home top honors Monday, June 8, at Park West during the 42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre. Bailiwick Chicago's musical of Michael LaChiusa's "The Wild Party" led all musical nominees with eight awards, and Griffin Theatre's "Men Should Weep" led play nominees with three awards.
The Hawk was a common name for the cold, winter wind in Chicago, possibly even predating "the Windy City." Additionally, a hawk can see up to eight times more clearly than the human eye.