Three Sisters, Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 plus matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3; through August 26 at Steppenwolf; tickets $20-$78. If you feel like you’ve never grasped Chekhov, this is not the production to provide you with sudden illumination (lik
The good news is that Chicago theaters are trying to grapple with the issue of race this season (so much, by the way, for the notion that America would somehow become “post-racial” after the election of President Obama).
Best show of the year in any category: Gary Griffin’s Follies at Chicago Shakespeare. This flawless version of an underappreciated early Sondheim should be remounted somewhere and run forever; there’s not a false note or step anywhere in it.