Last weekend, Pulitzer-winning playwright Tracy Letts took in a show: his own Bug at tiny Redtwist Theatre. “He loved it,” says Jacqueline Grandt, who plays sleazy, tough-talking waitress Agnes. “He was very kind to all of us, the whole cast.
In the fifth year of the Chicago Dancing Festival, expect more shows at more locations that go beyond ballet and modern to embrace the avant-garde, including avant-garde king and queen Eiko & Koma.The festival doesn’t happen till August 23-27, but you should mark your calendars for the week of J
Harry Groener is passionate about being analytical. To prepare for his role as the king in CST's The Madness of George III, he read seven books—including one focused on the king’s 15 children. Or was it 16?
Barrel of Monkeys just celebrated its tenth anniversary—but lots of fans still don’t really know how the company gets those great, flaky stories out of kids and up onstage in That’s Weird, Grandma. School residencies: understood.