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Chicago Theatre Tour, Day Five (& Six)

We gathered Saturday morning for our discussion of Bobbie Clearly, which we saw Friday night at Steep Theatre. The play begins with what feel like documentary interviews with residents of Milton, Nebraska. It’s clear early on that something happened there...
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Chicago Theatre Tour, Day Four

Our day started a great deal sunnier than Thursday, when Chicago had done its best to earn the name “The Windy City.” We gathered again in our private room to discuss the previous afternoon’s performance of Life Sucks at Lookingglass...
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Chicago Theatre Tour, Day Three

Following another terrific breakfast here at the Hotel Monaco, we gathered in our room at South Water Kitchen for our first true Talkback of the tour. There was so much to discuss and share regarding the previous night’s performance of...
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Chicago Theatre Tour, Day Two

We began our first full day in Chicago with a talk from Steven Oxman. Steven is the Chicago theatre critic for Variety, and has worked and reviewed in Chicago for about the last ten years, after writing for Variety in...
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

Chicago Theatre Tour, Day One

Welcome back to the Chicago Theatre Tour! Each day, we’ll be sharing some of our adventures as we see plays, explore the city, and have conversations. We’re exploring the city and its theatre scene together, and we couldn’t be more...
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Past is prologue in Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop”

Director Colette Robert sat down with John Seven of the Berkshire Eagle. They discussed her production of The Mountaintop, and it’s powerful resonance today. You can read the full article here. “It’s a pretty dark time in America now and it’s...
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MY JANE is on the Radio. Thanks, WAMC!

Listen to an interview with actress Camila Canó-Flaviá and playwright (and Producing Artistic Director) Daniel Elihu Kramer. We had a great time visiting the WAMC Roundtable.
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Jane Eyre makes the New York Times summer reading list

In case you weren’t sure that Jane Eyre is still relevant, contemporary reading, the New York Times is here to tell you that it is. In an article entitled, “12 New Books We’re Reading This Summer (and 6 Not So...

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