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Get Out Alive | Steppenwolf LookOut Series, February 2nd, 2020

Get Out Alive | Steppenwolf LookOut Series, February 2nd, 2020

FEATURE (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Mental health is not easy to talk about sometimes, let alone the vulnerability to talk about your own personal journey in front of a bunch of strangers. Art can help heal unseen wounds and Nikki Lynette’s Get Out […]

The Children | Steppenwolf Theatre, May 1st, 2019

The Children | Steppenwolf Theatre, May 1st, 2019

3 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) The Children written by acclaimed British playwright Lucy Kirkwood and helmed by celebrated Chicago director Jonathan Berry is now playing at Steppenwolf Theatre. Filled with dark humor, this thought-provoking and haunting eco-thriller features three of Chicago’s top […]

Familiar | Steppenwolf Theatre, November 20, 2018

Familiar | Steppenwolf Theatre, November 20, 2018

4 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) “Our ancestors are dead, but they do not want our customs to die as well,” says Auntie Anne portrayed by the incomparable Steppenwolf ensemble member Cheryl Lynn Bruce. Steppenwolf’s world premiere of Familiar is a […]

The Doppelgänger (an international farce) | Steppenwolf Theatre, April 17, 2018

The Doppelgänger (an international farce) | Steppenwolf Theatre, April 17, 2018

3.5 OUT OF 4 STARS (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD)   Trying to overthrow a government, reopen a copper mine and then possibly brunch are the weekend plans of wealth British businessman Thomas Irdley in Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s The Doppelgänger (an international farce). When Irdley suffers […]

The Minutes | Steppenwolf Theatre, November 21st, 2017

The Minutes | Steppenwolf Theatre, November 21st, 2017

3.5 out of 4 stars (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) The Minutes is a palpable examination of the all too familiar topics relevant to today’s political and social climate in America. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts writes a scathing new comedy about small-town […]

The Rembrandt | Steppenwolf Theatre, September 19th, 2017

The Rembrandt | Steppenwolf Theatre, September 19th, 2017

3.5 out of 4 stars (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD) What happens when you touch a painting? What if the painting touches you? In its 42nd season, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of The Rembrandt, written by Jessica Dickey and directed by Hallie Gordon. A […]