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Rudy Galvan (left to right), James Doherty and Johnny Arena perform in “United Flight 232.”(Michael Brosilow)

Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss appraises the first performance staged in the recently opened Writers Theatre and the humorous one-man show, “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” Get her take on these plays and others on currently on stage in Chicago. 

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'2666' at Goodman Theatre

Theater critic Hedy Weiss has high praise for a new spin on "Othello" at Chicago Shakespeare and a "hypnotic" world premiere stage adaptation at Goodman. Get her take on these plays and others on currently on stage in Chicago.

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Teller, the usually silent half of magic duo Penn and Teller, speaks his mind about the production of "The Tempest" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, in which he weaves stage illusions into the story of an exiled duke who uses the supernatural world to protect his daughter.

Director/adaptor Sean Graney also announces plans for his mystery spring show with the company

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The Hypocrites "All Our Tragic" (Evan Hanover)

Despite being one of the lowest-budget shows, the Chicago theater company took home six awards for its 12-hour production. 

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Teller, the usually silent half of magic duo Penn and Teller, speaks his mind about the new production of "The Tempest" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, in which he weaves stage illusions into the story of an exiled duke who uses the supernatural world to protect his daughter.

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Frank Galati (Photo by Juan Davila)

The longtime Steppenwolf ensemble member talks about his struggles with adaptation and the company's future under Anna Shapiro. 

The Revel, Oklahoma!, The Scottsboro Boys, and The Price

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Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss.

The city's fall theater lineup has already produced some knockouts, according to Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss. Here she reviews Paramount's Theatre's "Oklahoma!," Raven Theatre's "Direct From Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys," Timeline's "The Price," and the House Theatre's "The Revel."

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Hypocrites 'American Idiot' (John Evan Hanover)

Previews for Green Day musical American Idiot begin Friday in a staging by The Hypocrites at the Den Theatre in Wicker Park.