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(Clockwise from top left) Alissa Cordeiro, Meredith Saran, Laurie Singletary, and Alisha Jansky.

The 'Wonder' Women

By Michael Cox | Jul 31
The talented group of women in Titanic Theatre Company's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's 'Wonder of the World' struggle to stand apart and make art in a market where the rolls are limited and the competition is stiff.

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Theatre Reviews

The cast of 'The Hamlet Project'

The Hamlet Project

By Ellen Wernecke | Jul 30
The melancholy Dane gets a little rowdy in this happy-hour friendly adaptation.

Silhouetted by the city of Chicago, "that merry wanderer of the night" Puck (Steven Lee Johnson) casts a spell

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Diane Bushemi | Jul 28
Eighteen of Chicago's parks are places for neighborhoods to congregate and enjoy summer entertainment. Residents and tourists alike may gather for community and culture with an evening of Shakespeare.

Cassy Sanders (Kay), McKenzie Chinn (Shelley), Arya Daire (Ms. Banerjee), Elana Elyce (Ola), Barbara Harris (Denise)

Principal Principle

By Colleen Cottet | Jul 22
Stage Left Theatre and Theatre Seven of Chicago team up for the world premiere of a play about a new English teacher coming to the sad realization that it's not all it's cracked up to be.

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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.

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.

Lewis J. Stadlen, Cady Huffman, Nathan Lane, and Jonny Orsini in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater’s production of ’The Nance’

Nathan Lane Stars In 1930s Gay Drama ’The Nance’

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jul 4
In Douglas Carter Beane’s acclaimed new play Nathan Lane plays Chauncey Miles, who plays a variety of "nance" characters in a low rent burlesque house in late 1930s New York City.

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