So you think you’ve seen Georges Seurat’s famous painting "A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte –1884"? You know, the pointillist one that inspired Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sunday in the Park with George? See it with new eyes when the Art Institute and Chicago Shakespeare collaborate to present a living version of the picture.
Edinburgh has one, New York has one, so why not Chicago? For the third time, the Chicago Fringe collective is presenting a heady mix of solo shows, dance, theater and performances that defy categories.
When she heard that robots were writing sports stories, Kelly Kleiman was hardly surprised. But robots writing criticism? "The mind (at least mine) boggles," she writes. "Are reviews really that formulaic?"
It’s hard to imagine the words “comedy” and “Harold Pinter” in the same universe, much less the same sentence; but The Lover is Pinter’s one-act stab at a sex farce. That and other theater recommendations round out this week's Don't-Miss List.