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!
Take an old theater on the verge of demolition; add some former showgirls who, like the theater, have seen better days; roll out a score by Stephen Sondheim that pays homage to his favorite musical styles from the '30s, '40s and '50s; and it's a show!
Cases of mistaken identity can be awkward, funny—even tragic. Sean O’Casey’s play The Shadow of a Gunman plays the scenario out in all three directions. The play is being staged by the Seanachai Theatre Company at the Irish American Heritage Center.