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).
Kelly KleimanCourt Theatre's adaptation of Ralph Ellison'sInvisible Man is a scathing portrait of racism built around the observation that the central character is invisible because the people he deals with can see only his color.
When I interviewed Timothy Douglas about his decision to resign as Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo, he said a series of gracious things about divergent artistic visions. These remarks were barely distinguishable from the equally gracious comments made by his successor Nick Sandys.
Kelly KleimanTomorrow (Friday) night, Shaw Chicago will present the sole and only local performance of Mark Twain in Person. Richard Henzel, a Shaw Chicago stalwart, has been touring this one-man show for years now, to great acclaim.
Kelly KleimanLest we forget that this Monday's holiday is actually about something, Writers' Theatre will present a performance of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights. This one-woman show starring Melanie Brezill explores the history of th