This weekend, we recommend productions from TimeLine, Court Theatre, WildClaw and more!
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"Giving one of the best Chicago performances of 2017, [Janet Ulrich] Brooks somehow manages to physically and emotionally alter her portrayal for each time period expertly. Though this production will not be for everyone, those willing to lend a keen ear to this talented ensemble will not leave disappointed."
"From the moment the “Moes” squeeze through a radio to take the stage, their energetic antics whisk you off to a world where nothing else much matters, save for jazz music and, of course, Moes. Fair warning, though: dancing in your seat (or maybe even the aisle) is required."
"The play’s ultimate effect is one compounded with laughter, tears, and inspiration. To say the things we feel while we can. To avoid judgment and seek understanding. To speak our truths, to ourselves and to other people. Fun Home is an emotional rollercoaster worth the ups and downs."
"...you will be spooked, and there will be blood. Allison Cain is a spectacular villain - her every move is calculated manipulation. She is creepy but never campy, and this is truly her play. There are quiet, fearful moments milked to perfection, and I'd be lying if I wasn't looking behind me on my walk home. Night in Alachua County is an engrossing piece of horror theatre presented by Chicago's premiere horror theatre company, featuring an ensemble of strong women and a script by a female playwright. Catch it before it's gone!"
"Rightfully, though, it is Eli Tokash’s Trevor who steals the show. Singing or acting as a principal role in nearly every scene, Tokash carries the play with an incredibly impressive level of focus, energy, and raw talent. This young performer will go as far, perhaps, as his fictional counterpart Trevor wants to."
"...United Flight 232 is adapted and performed with tremendous humanity, creating a truly moving portait of people in an impossible situation. This masterful revival from The House should not be missed - in fact, it truly deserves a long, extended run. This may be the best production in Chicago right now."
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