Chicago theater reviews

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

MacSith

E.D.G.E. Theatre's campy Shakespeare mash-up dresses a production of Macbeth in Jedi robes

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Pendulum Space Thursday May 28 2015 - Sunday June 14 2015

The Little Foxes

Critics' pick

A stacked ensemble, led by Shannon Cochran's marvelously cruel Regina Giddens, makes Lillian Hellman's Southern melodrama a still-modern thrill

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Goodman Theatre Tuesday May 26 2015 - Sunday June 7 2015

Bad Jews

Joshua Harmon's abrasive comedy raises solid questions about cultural heritage alongside lots of nervous laughter

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Theater Wit Thursday May 28 2015 - Sunday June 7 2015

The Project(s)

Critics' pick

A new docuplay delivers an oral history of Chicago's housing projects, good times and bad

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American Theater Company Thursday May 28 2015 - Sunday June 21 2015

Sense and Sensibility

It's hard to see the sense in this bland new musical adapted from Jane Austen

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Tuesday May 26 2015 - Sunday June 7 2015

Undressed

TJ and Dave's latest revue finds comedy in awkward situations but often stops short of baring it all

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iO The Mission Friday May 29 2015 - Saturday August 1 2015

Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?

Critics' pick

A markedly diverse sextet hits playful and piercing tones in the Second City e.t.c.'s latest

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The Second City e.t.c. Thursday May 28 2015 - Sunday August 30 2015

Three Sisters

Critics' pick

The Hypocrites move Chekhov's siblings into modern language, but Moscow and all it stands for remain tragically out of reach

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The Den Theatre Until Saturday June 6 2015

The Herd

Critics' pick

Rory Kinnear's warm, perceptive family portrait benefits from a top-tier Steppenwolf cast

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company Tuesday May 26 2015 - Sunday June 7 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 Tuesday May 26 2015 - Sunday May 31 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 Tuesday May 26 2015 - Sunday August 30 2015

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