Actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona were inspiration for the two prisoners serving decade-long sentences, arrested for performing radical works to interracial audiences during Apartheid.
If you’ve had enough holiday theater already, here are five shows that are not about Christmas.
Dance reaches new audiences, and sometimes new heights, during the holidays.
Lookingglass Theatre’s “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” which first opened to glowing reviews in 2018, has become a Chicago holiday theater tradition, along with “The Christmas Carol” at the Goodman and Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.”
Love, family, and hope are the hallmarks of any great holiday season, and “The Sound of Music” has all three qualities in abundance.
Ray Cooney’s 1987 British farce, offers unredeemed silliness of the slamming-door and double-take variety. More of a live-action cartoon than a play, it will appeal mainly to those who favor Benny Hill over Monty Python.
The show is everything you’d imagine for a staged version of Buddy the Elf’s coming-of-age story. You can practically taste the gooey gumdrop goodness from any seat in the house, even if you’re more Team Grinch than Team Buddy.
In the case of Disney’s “The Lion King,” designer/director Julie Taymor’s revolutionary stage production continues to have a life of its own across a twenty-five-year existence.
The work explores the shifting morality—most of it horrifyingly immoral—that overcomes nations, young adults and abandoned children in wartime.
An original play written in the Elizabethan style…a marriage of Shakespearean tropes with a modern twist, creating something “entirely fresh, and unapologetically non-conforming.”