CST’s We Are Out There is a delightfully campy “prologue” of their upcoming 50s sci-fi musical

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By Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association; photo by CST. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s upcoming musical It Came From Outer Space does not premiere until 2022, but that doesn’t mean that Barbara Gaines and company have to sit back and wait until then. Nope. This week, CST reveals a clever, inventive 45-minute “digital prologue” to the […]

Live theatre returns (sort of) with Goodman’s “The Sound Inside,” an online-only treat

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By Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association; photo by Cody Nieset Are you missing the singular experience of attending a play performed live in front of you with everyone involved completely aware that there are no do-overs, no rewinds, no net? Well, the Goodman Theatre has not yet reopened to live audiences, but it does […]

“Goods” takes us into space to see ourselves, our humanity, and our trash more clearly

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By Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association The best science fiction is really about us all, who we are today, what we might become. Such is the case with Lauren Ferebee’s Goods, now premiering online in an Artemisia Theatre production. This powerful two-hander brings us into the cockpit of a space junk hauler as its […]