RECOMMENDED Where: American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. When: through Dec. 30 Tickets: $35-$40 Phone: 773-409-4125 There are three main reasons to catch American Theater Company’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play,” which is competing for your attention, as it has in years past, with American Blues Theatre’s delightful radio adaptation of the(…)
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SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. When: through Dec. 30 Tickets: $25-$35 Phone: 773-769-3832 Anyone who is familiar with The House Theatre of Chicago won’t be surprised to learn that the iconoclastic company’s version of “The Nutcracker” is nothing like the ballet. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann‘s(…)
RECOMMENDED Where: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearnborn St. When: through Dec. 29 Tickets: $25-$82 Phone: 312-443-3800 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic In honor of the 35th anniversary of Goodman Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol,” I looked up my Hyde Park Herald review of the first production in 1978. Boy, was I a grinch (or is that(…)
To the Editor: It is no wonder that faculty members did not want to participate in the Latke-Hamantash Debate as long as it continued to be sponsored by Hillel. The shabby way in which the Chicago Jewish Federation (Hillel’s corporate owner, as they made very clear last spring) summarily fired Hillel’s board — made up(…)
To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor calls for the replacement of the Point’s unique limestone buttresses with ugly poured cement revetments, “beautiful for a stroll” “look(s) quite nice”…yech! The already installed cement is unnatural, already crumbling, cracking & breaking in several places. Meanwhile, our Promontory retains its rustic charm. If there is(…)
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives for the exterior restoration of five residential buildings in the Pullman neighborhood.
The 2013 Marian and Leon Despres Preservation Award winner: The University of Chicago and the Woodlawn Home Owners Association
The University of Chicago and the Woodlawn Home Owners Association for the creation of Planned Development 43, Sub-Area O, on the 5700 block of South Woodlawn Avenue.
The 2013 Jean F. Block award winner: Richard A. Courage for “The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.”
Richard A. Courage for “The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.” This is a highly informative and accessible examination of the African American cultural phenomenon in Chicago’s South Side.