Case Study #1 THE COUPLE: Paula Scrofano and John Reeger have appeared on Chicago-area stages since 1974 and have acted together in some 40 productions. They celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Reeger is currently appearing in Heartbreak House at Writers’ Theatre, and Scrofano will be in Broadway Bound at the Drury Lane Theatre … Read more
LOVE RULES: The playwright Sarah Ruhl adds to her string of Chicago productions with the world premiere of Stage Kiss, a comedy exploring a few of her favorite themes—the nature of romance and the line between fantasy and reality
Two Chicago theatres have liberated Thornton Wilder’s warhorse of a play from its nostalgic conventions to deliver productions both radical and real. Why now?
Wilmette-born playwright Sarah Ruhl writes a dark new play.
The director Robert Falls made his name putting on groundbreaking shows that examine the psychological wreckage of tortured souls. Now, celebrating 20 years with the Goodman Theatre and settled into fatherhood, he is tackling the story of one of the most tormented fathers ever
Stuart Dybek’s acclaimed short stories draw heavily on his experiences growing up in Little Village. Now his vivid characters are finding new life onstage at Victory Gardens Theater
Victory Gardens is movin’ on up. We trace key moments in the storied theatre’s 30-year history.