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Letters to and regarding Chicago Theater – #1

I went to Oracle Theatre’s Halloween show last night. Disturbed – REVIEW – Chicago Stage Review

It was also an open house for their re-branding but it wasn’t a corporate re-branding as much as it was this company’s need to share their renewed enthusiasm about (what I like to call) the great commission of theater. You know, reinstalling enchantment in people’s lives, creating ... 

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THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS OPERA
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THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS OPERA – REVIEW # 2 – Masterpiece EXTENDED – DON’T MISS!

Last night I was asked the question, “What’s the BEST play in town right now?” I’m frequently asked that and normally I have to stop and think before answering, as there is almost always more than one excellent show running at any given time in Chicago. Without the slightest hesitation, I confidently said THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS OPERA.

Theater Oobleck’s remarkable production was slated ... 

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Politics on Stage

Politics on Stage

By Venus Zarris

Poised on the verge of quite possibly this country’s most critically important and historically significant presidential election, let’s take a look at some of the perspectives that theater in Chicago has offered on the body politic. But first, let’s briefly establish theater as political.

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