Theater

Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:47pm

2666: A World in Five Acts

How to translate a complex book of five parts into a play? The answer can be staggering, especially if the author is Roberto Bolaño. With five and a half hours "2666", currently at the Goodman Theatre, is a physical and and emotional challenge that goes from moments of unbridled comedy to the litany of monotone voices that remind, one by one, the name of the women killed in Santa Teresa, the Mexican town where the story ends up focusing.

Continue Reading >
Submitted By Anya MetzerMonday, February 1, 2016 - 3:15pm

On January 30, the students of Advanced Russian Through Media took an excursion to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier to see a performance of "Measure for Measure". Actors from the troupe based at the Pushkin Theatre in Moscow performed a modern rendition of one of Shakespeare's most divisive plays. The entire play was performed in Russian and featured a minimal set, with four red cubes placed on the slanted stage.

Continue Reading >