Set in 1950, the memory play echoes the melodrama of that era in uneven Raven Theatre production.
Alex Huntsberger - For the Sun-Times
Life according to David Cale may not be a cabaret, old chum, but it does resemble a one-person show.
A vibrant revival at Court Theatre maintains the anger, love and humor of August Wilson’s final play.
Narrative doesn’t string together the expressions of outrage from a slain girl’s mother and an uncaring man’s son.
A 33-song set list boasts blues standards made famous by B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Bobby Blue Bland and Buddy Guy.
“The Color Purple” blends blues, gospel, and jazz together with classical musical theater stylings to produce a rousing songbook.
The 1886 bombing in Chicago is revisited in an imperfect show of skilled performing and lyrics that inspire without anger.