By Anna DeNoia Mr. Dickens’ Hat is absolutely filled to the brim with ambition. With a clever cast under the direction of Chicago favorite David Catlin and dynamic, interactive storytelling built into its design, this play couldn’t ask for more from this, its world premiere production. Despite the clear talent and vision from its team,
By Quinn Rigg There are remedies for sickness, and there are fixes for what is broken, but there is no panacea for a broken heart. Boards can be nailed, cloth can be sewn, and fevers can be settled; but, save time and attention, nothing can relieve the suffering of a vulnerable desire denied its satisfaction.
On May 23, 2001, Northlight Theatre mounted the world premiere of Jason Robert Brown‘s The Last Five Years, his chronologically shifting two-hander depiction of a marriage, from the blushing first date to sober divorce. It is, perhaps, by far, Brown’s most successful work to date. (Not to mention his most searingly personal, based as it