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Review | The Wickhams: a holiday treat

The Jungle Theater, through December 30

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the Jane Austen fan in your life – and there are many – a night at the theater to see The Jungle Theater‘s production of The Wickhams is just the ticket. The Wickhams…

Review | The Clean House: clean, but not clean-cut

Theatre Unbound, performing at the Gremlin, thru Nov 18

Theatre Unbound’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House (Theatre Unbound,performing at the Gremlin Theater until November 18) is only one of at least ten productions of this play in the country over the next four months. Some reasons why…

Review | I Come From Arizona: beautifully bilingual

Childrens Theatre Company, through November 25

What does “Global Perspectives” mean, anyway? Carlos Murillo’s I Come from Arizona (CTC) offers a few suggestions. In this bilingual play, 14-year old Mexican-American Gabi Castillo (Ayssette Muñoz), who, living on the South Side of Chicago, moves to the elite…

The Great Society: a fascinating look at LBJ

History Theatre, through Oct 28

Pearce Bunting plays Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan‘s theatrical (and loud) The Great Society (History Theatre) with none of the crude charm, the country-boy excess, the rude physical bullying that I’ve come to associate with our former president. Bunting’s LBJ…

West Of Central: extraordi-noir

Pillsbury House Theater, through Oct 14

Austene Van makes one heck of a good private dick and Christina Ham’s new play at the Pillsbury House Theatre makes the most of it. Ham’s noir-ish West of Central has a complex plot that involves Van and real estate…