The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abrabanel, joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the departure of Timothy Douglas as artistic director of Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company after less than a year on the job.
Believe it or not, every theater company in Chicago was not doing a holiday play--but many were. Now some of the productions are like the holidays themselves--filled with promise and anticipation, only to make theatergoers wish it was January already!
The holiday season generally comes along with a nice big helping of schmaltzy sentiment on the side; It’s A Wonderful Life anyone? But at the risk of sounding corny, there is a local story that lets its audience believe dreams really can come true.
Writer Deirdre O’Connor made a bit of a splash last year with her play Jailbait. And now she’s looking for a repeat with a new work, which is also put on by Profiles Theatre, Assisted Living. Anne, the protagonist, lives with her mom in the family’s dilapidated home.