This week the critics sign in remotely to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on theatre, and what they’re doing with no shows to see.
The critics talk with the ‘Girl From the North Country’ playwright about his work and its meanings, and discuss ‘Mockingbird’ at MSG, a new take on ‘Dracula,’ and a James Baldwin revival in D.C.
This week the topic is how personal experiences inform criticism, as the critics touch on ‘Mac Beth’ at Hunter Theater Project, ‘Gun and Powder’ at Signature Theatre, and ‘Medea’ at BAM
The critics look back on a decade of change in the American theatre, and discuss ‘Greater Clements,’ ‘Sing Street,’ and the ‘My Fair Lady’ tour.
The critics chat with the acclaimed Idahoan dramatist, and compare notes on Stephen Adly Guirgis, Harry Connick Jr., and Lauren Gunderson.
The critics discuss Chicago vs. Broadway theatre with the Tribune’s Chris Jones, and discuss the shows ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ ‘Fefu and her Friends,’ and ‘Sleeping Car Porters.’
Alexandra Jacobs drops in to discuss her new Elaine Stritch biography, ‘Still Here.’
The critics discuss the newest celebrity jukebox musical, and how Broadway theatres have an accessibility issue.
Tracy Letts stops by to discuss his newest play, ‘Linda Vista,’ and how he balances being a playwright and actor.
The critics discuss locking up cell phones in Yondr pouches and heatedly debate ‘Slave Play.’