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Michael Wittman performs in SceneShop’s J.O.B.

Short Takes

Early August is when SceneShop comes out of mothballs and puts on its annual production of short plays. This year’s collection takes work as...
My Neighbor Totoro is part of Miyazaki at the Modern, Aug. 2-23.

Beautiful Creatures

We’ve stated before in these pages that we don’t believe that Hayao Miyazaki is actually retired. Nevertheless, it’s never a bad time to revisit...
Ricky Ian Gordon inaugurates TCU’s Festival of American Song.

Bright Eyed Joy

One of America’s best composers for the stage, Ricky Ian Gordon is a musician who has followed Leonard Bernstein’s lead in blurring the distinctions...
Waad Mohammed eyes a green bike and freedom in Wadjda.

Girl on a Bike

When Wadjda hit American theaters last year, everyone said, “Oh! Look at that!” That’s because it wasn’t just a film from Saudi Arabia, a...
Scott Zenreich (without bandage) tries out his primitive plastic surgery techniques on Brandon Murphy, Alexandra Lawrence, and John Forkner in Amphibian Productions’ The Nosemaker’s Apprentice.

The Rhinoplaster’s Tale

A man is asked by his daughter why he’s an unlicensed plastic surgeon, so he spins a fantastic fable about how his profession started...
The Beatles run free in A Hard Day’s Night.

Workin’ Like a Dog

While our nation celebrates the anniversary of its independence, our former colonial oppressors are marking another anniversary. This weekend is the 50th anniversary of...
Michelle Gifford dances in Ballet Concerto’s tribute concert, Thu-Sun.

In Memoriam

Christine Marie Hay passed away last November at the age of 53. The choreographer for Ballet Concerto had created more than 10 ballets for...
The cast of Hope & Gravity (all nine of them) at Circle Theatre.

Love (and Other Things) in an Elevator

Michael Hollinger’s new stage work, Hope & Gravity, was originally entitled Ups & Downs and set largely on an elevator. We’re really glad he...
Archibald Motley’s “Tongues (Holy Rollers)” at the Amon Carter.

All That Jazz

A New Orleans native who adopted Chicago as his hometown, Archibald Motley Jr. (1891-1981) never lived in Harlem, and yet he became one of...
Àlex Brendemühl and Florencia Bado first meet in The German Doctor.

Das Experiment

The deeply unsettling The German Doctor begins in 1960 with an Argentinian couple (Diego Peretti and Natalia Oreiro) opening a lakeside resort hotel, where...