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Irene Hsiao
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Chicago Reader Feb 19
"The bones of the plot are there, but not the flesh and blood of it—who are these people, what do they feel, and why should we care? The story is pale without contemplation of these small necessities." |
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Irene Hsiao Feb 18
Violetta, a woman who commits, whether to pleasure or to love, and what happens to her in a world where nice women aren’t seen or heard -- a resplendent LA TRAVIATA at the
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Irene Hsiao Feb 14
Sarah Ruhl's DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE explores what happens to love and loss when the previously discrete variables of presence and absence are muddled by our common technology.
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Irene Hsiao Feb 12
Next week brings an entirely new production of Anna Karenina to the Auditorium Theatre
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Irene Hsiao Feb 4
Aaron Carter's SWAMP BABY by is a timely and poetic allegory
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Irene Hsiao Jan 29
Carly Wijs's US/THEM: on the 2004 Beslan school siege, memory, and the curious way horror can be hidden in absurd details that jostle their way to the top of the mind
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Irene Hsiao Jan 29
Phia Ménard’s L'APRES-MIDI D'UN FOEHN offers you rapt contemplation of your temporary nature in the face of the infinite. That is—what was it he said in “The Graduate”?—“One word: plastics.”
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Irene Hsiao Jan 25
LITTLE WOMEN the musical by at : the story of sisters in a household headed by their mother that includes but does not focus on their relationships with men
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Irene Hsiao Jan 18
Jonas Hassan Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS by : a portrait of the anxiety that results from the invisibility and hypervisibility of being "other"
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Irene Hsiao Jan 14
Self-awareness is not anyone’s forte in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s hilarious, heartbreaking BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, intimately rendered in a gem of a production
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Irene Hsiao Jan 4
Chicago dance community remembers Claire Bataille
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Irene Hsiao Dec 27
Who remembers the Iroquois Theatre Fire, which efficiently roasted more than 600 theater patrons in a single afternoon, not sparing the teenage ballerina dangling from a wire? BURNING BLUEBEARD by and The Ruffians
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Irene Hsiao Dec 13
To be mortal is to sense that time passes and is finite. To make rhythm is to know that time subdivides infinitely—the more you make, the more you have. STOMP : the life-affirming holiday show you didn't know you needed
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Irene Hsiao Dec 10
The Joffrey's NUTCRACKER almost makes you forget that once this was a heartwarming holiday ballet about adolescent awakening as mediated by a slightly creepy uncle
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Irene Hsiao Dec 6
. stages TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's soapy, silly comedy about a cross-dressing shipwreck survivor and their amorous mishaps in the country of Illyria in the lush paradise of the Lincoln Park Conservatory
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Irene Hsiao Dec 6
Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS : art, feminism, boyfriends, and which bows are the best bows
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Irene Hsiao Nov 28
Replying to @SablackGonzalez
have fun!!
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Irene Hsiao Nov 28
Lay aside all previous notions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, as the serve up this chestnut with sauce that goes from sappy to sassy in three and a half seconds
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Irene Hsiao Nov 27
In 's rendition of William Inge's THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, the negotiation between desire and duty comes alive in a woman of embattled spirit who, by fate and social convention, is defined by her relationship to others.
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Irene Hsiao Nov 26
Tom Stoppard’s ARCADIA coruscates with freshets of astonishing wit unleashed at a pace that propels ever forward without pause, even as the play and the persons within it look back at the receding glow of a romantic past.
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