New Steppenwolf play tackles the nation’s economic divide
Perfectly directed by K. Todd Freeman from a masterful script by David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People looks at lives on both ends of the economic spectrum: in South Boston’s impoverished Lower End and the affluent suburb of Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Exhibit gives movies’ terrors physical presence
The Last Catholic, a collection on display at Ebersmoore Gallery, finds artist Michael Rea mining memories of William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist, William Friedkin’s subsequent 1973 film adaptation of the book and his own Catholic upbringing. The source material is dark, grim, and rigid, but Rea’s work is the exact opposite — which makes it all the more unsettling.
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New Chicago Children’s Museum exhibit unleashes kids’ imaginations
If you’ve ever given your child a gift — only to discover that the cardboard box it arrived in demanded more of their attention than the actual present — then you’ll understand the allure behind the new exhibit, “Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard” at the Chicago Children’s Museum.
Gallery installation aims to give horror-film caliber goosebumps
Industrial pays tribute
Greek tragedy downtown
Idomeneus, a play being staged by Sideshow Theatre Company at the DCA Theater downtown, is an elaboration on this later portion of the Cretan’s life. Penned by German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated into English by David Tushingham, and directed by Jonathan L. Green, it is an interesting amalgamation of styles.
Wine bar 101
New film explores life in the South Side