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  • Editor’s Pick: Woolly Mammoth revisits Clybourne Park

    Woolly Mammoth reprises its production of Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park, after having won a couple Helen Hayes Awards and this year’s Pulitzer Prize. As Metro...

  • Candy Land

    ''The work should be work,'' admonishes playwright-director Robert O'Hara's semi-autobiographical avatar in Bootycandy, a collection of 10 short plays receiving a snazzy, saucy world-premiere production...

  • Lights Up

    The American musical wasn't born overnight. Like any art form, it came to be in fits and starts. Even today, some audience members -- and...

  • Hot Pick: The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs

    Following his smash hit monologue The Last Cargo Cult, Mike Daisey pulls back the curtain veiling America’s most mysterious technology icon. With a wickedly funny...

  • Modern Approach

    Luis Alfaro got turned on to the theater when he was 15 as part of community service -- literally. ''I actually got arrested for shoplifting...

  • Funny Ladies

    ''You don't hear as many legitimate conversations about foreign policy in Chicago as you do ,'' says Brooke Breit of Chicago's Second City. You...

  • A Girl’s Guide to Washington Politics at Woolly Mammoth

    Following on last year’s hit, Barack Stars, Chicago’s notorious and uproarious The Second City returns with A Girl’s Guide to Washington Politics, a new political...

  • House of Gold at Woolly Mammoth

    In House of Gold, Sarah Benson directs a first-rate cast including Mitchell Hebert and Michael Russotto in a darkly funny story, written by young playwright...

  • The Vibrator Play at Woolly Mammoth

    Aaron Posner directs Sarah Ruhl’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony-nominated In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, kicking off Woolly Mammoth’s 31st season....

  • Women in Love

    A modern sad-funny tale of a love that fails to launch, Rajiv Joseph’s play Gruesome Playground Injuries ranks as a small but, in its way,...

  • Unforgettable Sarah Marshall

    There's a funny thing about Sarah Marshall. (That is, something besides the fact that, thanks to a certain movie, a Google search of her name...

  • Perpetual Motion

    It's often smaller companies who try for the kind of experimental staging that defies the usual juxtaposition between audience and players. In last season's Small...

  • South Rising

    Regardless of the geographic realities, there are times when one could be quite sure that the Mason-Dixon Line runs right through the center of our...

  • Noises On

    Sitting in the Woolly Mammoth Theatre audience for Mike Daisey's one-man show, How Theater Failed America, you may find yourself wondering, ''Is Mike Daisey talking...

  • Rib Tickler

    Sir Peter Lustforth. Dame Stickle. Molly Tawdry. Lady Vanity Lustforth. And, of course, Dick Dashwood. If you're looking for a clue as to what kind...