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The Last Defender

The Last Defender
Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division Chicago

Set during the Cold War, The Last Defender draws on the era's sense of paranoia, and fear of nuclear attack to give audiences a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience. Audiences members become the heroes of the story in The Defenders' underground headquarters. The United States and The Soviet Union are still mired in the Cold War. Artificial.... Read More

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The Side Project
The Artistic Home
Der Rosenkavalier
Lyric Opera
Adoration of the Old Woman
Batey Urbano
Bold Moves
Auditorium Theatre
Tuesdays With Morrie
Provision Theater Company
Year of the Rooster
The Frontier
Athenaeum Theatre
Steppenwolf Theatre
What I Learned in Paris
Athenaeum Theatre
Good For Otto
The Gift Theatre
Yankee Tavern
Steel Beam Theatre
   Performance Spotlight
Year Of The Rooster

Who Are You Calling Chicken? Fighting Fowl in Year of The Rooster

Plays set in rural Oklahoma are rarely expected to be cheerful, but Eric Dufault's Year of The Rooster compounds the hopelessness by locating its economic and existential despair within the brutal culture of competitive cock-fighting. Though usually associated with Latin countries and illegal in the United.... Read More
Mike Nussbaum in The Price

Ten Isn't Enough: Chicago Theater in 2015

It's the changing of another year, and that means retrospectives on the departing season—but how can anyone reduce our city's eight hundred-plus plays to a puny "top ten" list? When I think back on 2015, I recall several moments.... Read More