The result is an emotionally rich look at dreams pursued, dreams denied, and the struggle to forge a life of value (and values) in America.
The Hansberry documentary deals extensively with the playwright’s political engagement, among other topics.
Under Milne’s leadership, Lifeline flourished, growing from an annual operating budget of just over $300,000 to just under $1 million.
WEISS: Each of the characters in William Francis Hoffman’s play is in desperate need of help, but it’s a newborn baby you may want to rescue.
At 8 she performed with the Village Players, who get a shout-out from her character in a fake Chantix commercial.
The 14 years and $1.2 million it took to make the new PBS documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” on playwright Lorraine Hansberry was well worth it.
In “Flamingo & Decatur,” a most winning tragicomedy of Vegas manners, homes in on generally unexamined aspects of the fabled city.
Since it’s first incarnation in the late ‘80s as a one-day event, Rhino Fest has continued to stand out from the standard idea of a fringe festival.
From its inception, August Wilson, who died in 2005, was a fervent supporter of Congo Square. This production of “Jitney” does him proud.
The Benton, Illinois, native and Oscar nominee will recite Honest Abe’s words at the April concerts.
The show is deeply rooted in Regan’s family home located on a lake outside of Mankato, Minnesota.
Pegasus Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival, playing through Jan. 28, pairs professionals with high school teachers and students.
Artistic director Carlos Kalmar brings rarely heard treasures as well as familiar classics to Millennium Park starting in June.
WEISS: The gently campy musical burlesque seems custom-made for Black Button Productions and its affinity for the surreal.