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Towle Youth Theater Ensemble presents 'Romeo and Juliet'

Towle Youth Theater Ensemble presents 'Romeo and Juliet'

HAMMOND | William Shakespeare’s "Romeo & Juliet" is easily the most widely performed play in the world. But at the Towle Theater, audiences will see a unique production featuring talented young people from throughout the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
Jasondra Johnson (left to right), Harmony France and Sydney Charles in Bailiwick Chicago's Production of "Dessa Rose"

Jasondra Johnson (left to right), Harmony France and Sydney Charles in Bailiwick Chicago's Production of "Dessa Rose"

Jasondra Johnson (left to right), Harmony France and Sydney Charles, as the title character, star in Bailiwick Chicago's production of "Dessa Rose."

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

ValPlayso: The Next Generation is not your grandfather's playground.

February 22, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Alex Ovechkin; T.J. Oshie

Alex Ovechkin; T.J. Oshie

United States forward T.J. Oshie is hit by Russia forward Alex Ovechkin during a men's ice hockey game Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. won 3-2 in a shootout.

February 17, 2014 6:41 pm
Group gives disabled kids chance to play

Group gives disabled kids chance to play

VALPARAISO | A group of Valparaiso area women believe that every child should have the chance to play, even those with special needs.

February 15, 2014 7:00 pm
Actress Kate Fry as the Title Character in "Hedda Gabler" at Writers Theatre

Actress Kate Fry as the Title Character in "Hedda Gabler" at Writers Theatre

Actress Kate Fry, who plays the title character in "Hedda Gabler" at Writers Theatre, conveys contempt and a range of many complex emotions with subtle nuances, such as a knowing smile or quick roll of her eyes.

February 03, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actress Kate Fry at her frosty finest in 'Hedda Gabler'

OFFBEAT: Actress Kate Fry at her frosty finest in 'Hedda Gabler'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 03, 2014 12:00 am
Actress Mary Beth Fisher in "Luna Gale" World Premiere Play at Goodman Theatre in Chicago

Actress Mary Beth Fisher in "Luna Gale" World Premiere Play at Goodman Theatre in Chicago

Actress Mary Beth Fisher stars as a conflicted social worker in "Luna Gale," the World Premiere play by Rebecca Gilman at Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
Full Stage Stride: Since 1926, Marian Theatre Guild in Whiting has entertained audiences of every age

Full Stage Stride: Since 1926, Marian Theatre Guild in Whiting has entertained audiences of every age

With a performance history dating back more than eight decades, Marian Theatre Guild in Whiting is a stage organization that has produced hundreds of plays and musicals.

January 13, 2014 4:19 pm Photos

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"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" by Tom Mula

"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" by Tom Mula

Tom Mula's "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" explores the backstory of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner, before his ghostly Christmas return.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
Amy Dellagiarino and Alex Fthenakis Star in the World Premiere "Tell Me When it Hurts" in Chicago

Amy Dellagiarino and Alex Fthenakis Star in the World Premiere "Tell Me When it Hurts" in Chicago

Amy Dellagiarino and Alex Fthenakis star as the love-crossed clinical leads in playwright Lisa Scott's world premiere "Tell Me When it Hurts," directed by Jason Smith at Berger Park Coach House Theater of the Chicago Park District's Berger Park along Lake Michigan in the north neighborhood o…

December 07, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Tell Me When it Hurts' an inventive tale with playful prognosis

OFFBEAT: 'Tell Me When it Hurts' an inventive tale with playful prognosis

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 07, 2013 12:00 am
Slot Machine

Slot Machine

Slot Machine

December 06, 2013 4:22 pm
Northlight Theatre's "Detroit '67' with Coco Elysses and Kelvin Roston Jr. (in front) and  Kamal Angelo Bolden and Tyla Abercrumbie

Northlight Theatre's "Detroit '67' with Coco Elysses and Kelvin Roston Jr. (in front) and Kamal Angelo Bolden and Tyla Abercrumbie

Coco Elysses, as Bunny, makes her point to Kelvin Roston, Jr., as Sly, while brother and sister Kamal Angelo Bolden as Lank and Tyla Abercrumbie as Chelle observe in Northlight Theatre's "Detroit '67,' playing until Dec. 15.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am
Paul Storiale

Paul Storiale

St. John native and Lake Central High School graduate Paul Storiale is a playwright and actor with a new Christmas farce stage play called "Dysfunctional Family Christmas" opening in Los Angeles for the holidays.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Carolyn Hoerdemann, Daniel Cantor and Glenn Stanton in Silk Road Rising's World Premiere Play "Paulus"

Carolyn Hoerdemann, Daniel Cantor and Glenn Stanton in Silk Road Rising's World Premiere Play "Paulus"

Carolyn Hoerdemann (left), Daniel Cantor and Glenn Stanton in Silk Road Rising's world premiere play "Paulus" playing until Dec. 15 in Chicago.

November 18, 2013 12:00 am
Stirring Up Stage Memories of Julia Child: Broadway in Chicago brings return run of 'To Master the Art' to Broadway Playhouse

Stirring Up Stage Memories of Julia Child: Broadway in Chicago brings return run of 'To Master the Art' to Broadway Playhouse

Actress Karen Janes Woditsch is used to hearing stage directions such as "stand up straighter" and "remember to tower."

September 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Actor David Alan Anderson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Actress Lisa Beasley as Hotel Maid Camae

Actor David Alan Anderson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Actress Lisa Beasley as Hotel Maid Camae

Actor David Alan Anderson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and actress Lisa Beasley, who hails from Gary as hotel maid Camae in "The Mountaintop" at Court Theatre in Chicago playing through Oct. 6.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Court's 'Mountaintop' stunning stage telling of MLK

OFFBEAT: Court's 'Mountaintop' stunning stage telling of MLK

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am
Maria Bello, Denis Villeneuve, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal

Maria Bello, Denis Villeneuve, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal

Actress Maria Bello, from left, director Denis Villeneuve and actors Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal laugh during the press conference for "Prisoners" at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan)

September 12, 2013 12:35 pm
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