AT’s new Chicago editors check in on happenings at theatres large and small: openings, closings, notable folks, and assorted chisme.
After 37 years at the helm of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Gaines has found the right time to step away from the company she founded.
The theatre’s founder and artistic director will step down in 2023 after an acclaimed 36-year run.
Barbara Gaines’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater staged an ambitious yearlong program in 2016. I tried to match that ambition as an attendee, with mixed success.