When civility dissolves into chaos in the riotous ‘God of Carnage’ at Goodman Theatre

The claws come out in Goodman Theatre’s production of Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage.” The last Yasmina Reza play I saw I absolutely hated. So, when all my New York friends were flipping out over her latest play, God of Carnage, which opened on Broadway and won the 2009 Tony for Best Play, I took… Read More When civility dissolves into chaos in the riotous ‘God of Carnage’ at Goodman Theatre

Risking it all for their art: Belarus Free Theatre comes to Chicago

Belarus Free Theatre in performance. [photo credit: Greg Wood] Yesterday, Goodman Theatre announced that they, in cooperation with the League of Chicago Theatres and Northwestern University, are bringing Belarus Free Theatre to Chicago in early February (see the blurb from their press release at the end of this post). I hadn’t heard of the group… Read More Risking it all for their art: Belarus Free Theatre comes to Chicago

The Goodman: Chicago’s ‘Flagship’ Theatre?

Is the Goodman Chicago’s “flagship” theatre? Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune theatre critic, seems to think so. This comment comes from his recent post, where Jones basically prints a retraction to his original review of Rebecca Gilman’s A True History of the Johnstown Flood — a show nearly every critic in the city had significant issues… Read More The Goodman: Chicago’s ‘Flagship’ Theatre?

Stoked for the 2010-11 Chicago theatre season

I’m totally stoked about the recent 2010-2011 season announcements. There’s some really amazing stuff in store across the board — and so much to cover! For our collective sanity, I’ll scope it down to the single most exciting planned productions from the top four fanciest Chicago theatres. Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?… Read More Stoked for the 2010-11 Chicago theatre season