Suite Surrender: New Old Plays

I recently saw a local production of the play Suite Surrender, an innocent comedy that I expect is targeted directly at theaters who cater to an older, conservative crowd. I say this for a few reasons: It’s only a few years old but feels like it’s from the 40s. It takes place in 1942. Almost […]

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The Tempermentals: When Harry Met Rudi

When avid theatergoers announce that there is a fresh, interesting play in town, my first question is usually, “What is it adapted from?” Before seeing The Tempermentals at Chicago’s About Face Theatre, I’d never heard of The Mattachine Society. So watching the story unfold was truly exciting, at least to the extent that I was learning something about my own history in the landscape of American social progress. Theatre, after all, is […]

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