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Remembering Elaine Stritch

By Richard Dodds | Jul 25
The statute of limitations has passed. The self-incriminating circumstances of a telephone interview with Elaine Stritch in 2003 did not make it into the story... until now.


Theatre Reviews

Terry Baum as Lorena Hickok

Hick: A Love Story

By Adam Brinklow | Jul 21
Terry Baum is Lorena Hickock, the everywoman AP reporter assigned to cover Eleanor Roosevelt during her husband's 1932 presidential campaign, who becomes smitten with her, in this play now at the Eureka Theatre.

Rosalind (Julia Coffey), disguised as a boy, teaches unknowing suitor Orlando (Dan Flapper) how to woo her in Santa Cruz Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

As You Like It

By Louise Adams | Jul 14
After the tragic closing of Shakespeare Santa Cruz last year, the newly-formed Santa Cruz Shakespeare inaugurates its summer rep season with the delightfully self-referential gender-bending comedy.

Kenny Toll plays one of the characters from Dracula now under suspicion for the count's murder in Dracula Inquest, making its world premiere via Central Works.

Dracula Inquest

By Richard Dodds | Jul 10
A familiar story is viewed through a new theatrical lens refocusing timeworn expectations in this homegrown Dracula horror yarn.


Theatre Features

LezFest Producer Libby Lane

LezFest Chicago Motivates Community for Women's Words Weekend

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
On July 28, Pride Films and Plays presents "LezFest: A One Night Fling," a celebration in words, songs, music and theater at Mary's Attic. Join PFP for an evening all about ladies who love ladies who are artists.

Joshua Grannell (Peaches Christ) as Peaches Gale

Peaches Christ :: Off to See the Wizard

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jul 11
Drag icons Peaches Christ, Sharon Needles and Heklina will go skipping down the yellow brick road for a trip over the rainbow unlike any other on Sat., July 12.

Scout Durwood ukes it up

From ’Vegas’ to New York: Scout Durwood Plays the Dixon HOT!

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 9
Scout Durwood, the chanteuse behind the character Lady Scoutington, brings her cabaret-style Vegas revue "Woman of Whimsy: This Would Kill in Vegas" to the Dixon Place HOT Fest on July 10.