Current shows we think are hot, or about-to-open shows that should be!
Cut Flowers, Chicago Theatre Company at the Noble Fool, opening April 16. Following in the steps of last year's Being Beautiful, the South Side hit comedy ( think Barbershop with bouquets ) moves downtown. ( Barnidge )
Golden Boy, Raven Theatre, through May 11. A sympathetic, on target treatment of Clifford Odets' Depression Era social drama about a violinist who gives up his musical dreams to fulfill his prizefighter dreams, and destroys his soul in the process. ( Reed )
The Jackie Sexknife Show, Crooked Twilight Theatre at the Performance Loft, through March 30. This comedy romance between a pair of serial killers is blacker-than-pitch and truly entertaining for those who have the hearts of children … in a jar. ( Reed )
You Can't Take It With You, North Lakeside Players, to April 13. An environmental staging seats us, literally, in the same room with three generations of a cheerfully eccentric Depression-era family, but the love and wisdom never crowds us. ( Barnidge )
by Mary Shen Barnidge and Rick Reed