As corporate interests collude with self-interested politicians to rid our city of any remaining strains of legitimate regional music culture, Evanston-born playwright Laura Eason shows just how long these forces of change have been at work in this local premiere set at the peak of grunge in a fictional Chicago dive bar.
Of the several potentially fruitful directions for a play about a generic grown-up teen detective to take, this world premiere is not one of them.
A charming show that stumbles when you look past the material and into more substantial questions about purpose.
This big-hearted, small ensemble musical will tap your troubles away.
Based on the 2007 film of the same name, this world premiere is just as lost as its titular character.
While clearly aimed at an older demographic, this world premiere will appeal to people of all ages interested in the still-relevant question of how to live life with poise, class and style.
A new play from Jiréh Breon Holder moves the needle forward on what theater is capable of.
Kia Smith’s young company has built a vibrant dance community that extends far beyond Chicago’s city limits.
Still steaming from sold-out runs in London and New York, Lucy Kirkwood’s new play organically and gracefully bridges a generational gap.
Directed by Barbara Gaines, CST’s production meets but does not exceed expectations.