Robert Sickinger came to Chicago in 1963 as director of Hull House theater on Chicago’s north side. But in six short years, he gave the city a new style of theater: grassroots, adventurous, and in the neighborhood.
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.
If every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way then theater seems hell bent on showing us each and every one of them. From Shakespeare to Tracy Letts, playwrights know that that "D" in dysfunctional rhymes with the "D" in drama.Harold Pinter is no exception.