Chicago theater reviews

Read the latest reviews of plays, musicals and other stage shows from Time Out's theater critics

End Days

Jesus walks in a whimsical comedy of faith, but nuance gets left behind

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Windy City Playhouse Until Sunday April 26 2015

The Good Book

Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s new script rethinks Scripture

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Court Theatre Until Sunday April 19 2015

Title and Deed

Critics' pick

Michael Patrick Thornton proves a prime interpreter indeed of Will Eno's words

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Lookingglass Theatre Until Sunday May 3 2015

Two Trains Running

Signals get crossed in the Goodman's excellent revival of August Wilson's 1960s number

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Goodman Theatre Until Sunday April 19 2015

The Full Monty

Buffalo bros bare all in a bare-bones but buoyant revival

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Theater Wit Until Sunday April 12 2015

Angry Fags

Southern gays get militant in Topher Payne's dark revenge comedy

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Steppenwolf Garage Until Sunday April 26 2015

Heat Wave

A fact-based take on the deadly summer of ’95 becomes clumsy fiction

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Steppenwolf Garage Until Saturday April 25 2015

Balm in Gilead

Critics' pick

50 years on, Lanford Wilson's underbelly play is a stunning showcase for Chicago's next generation of ensemble actors

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The Den Theatre Until Sunday April 19 2015

Antigonick

Sideshow Theatre Company doubles up on Anne Carson's unorthodox Antigone

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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater Until Sunday April 5 2015

The Hammer Trinity

Critics' pick

You now can—and should—see the House Theatre's fantasy trilogy in full

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Chopin Theatre Until Sunday May 3 2015

The Diary of Anne Frank

It's become one of the sacred texts of the Holocaust, but its author was in many ways a typical teenager

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Books on Vernon Until Sunday May 31 2015

Endgame

Critics' pick

The Hypocrites deliver an intriguing Beckett in a box

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The Den Theatre Until Saturday April 4 2015

One Came Home

Critics' pick

Lifeline stages a captivating adaptation of Amy Timberlake's award-winning young-adult adventure

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Lifeline Theatre Until Sunday April 5 2015

Marie Antoinette

Critics' pick

David Adjmi rebuilds the queen of "let them eat cake" for a low-carb, reality-TV era

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company Until Sunday May 10 2015

The Addams Family

In its first Chicago staging since its Broadway tryout, the musical still sucks the lifeblood out of its creepy, kooky characters

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Mercury Theater Until Sunday April 5 2015

The Apple Family Plays

Critics' pick

TimeLine’s half-bushel of Richard Nelson’s four plays about the Apple family benefits immensely from a potent core of actors

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TimeLine Theatre Company Until Sunday April 19 2015

Panic on Cloud 9

Critics' pick

The Second City's 103rd mainstage revue delivers solid sketches

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The Second City Mainstage Until Sunday August 30 2015

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