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‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ Returns to Shakespeare on the Ridge

For nine years now, the Arc Theatre has been producing free, outdoor Shakespeare on the lawn behind the Ridgeville Park main building at Ridge Avenue and Seward Street. These Shakespeare on the Ridge performances are consistently fun, always clever, professionally produced and eagerly awaited by south Evanston residents. This year’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” show […]

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Top Dog/Underdog’ Pushes the Envelope

In the latest production by the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ 2001 play “Top Dog/Underdog,” challenges the audience with its raw, painful depiction of two troubled men in an unnamed city. A character study revealing flawed characters who are both sympathetic and ultimately unlikable, the play asks the audience to process troubled […]

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Mudlark Kicks Off Outdoor Theater Season With a Study of Anger and Power

The annual summer theater in the park season got underway with a bloody bang June 22, 23 and 24 with a bruising, angry rendition of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” Mudlark’s Michael Miro and Andrew Biliter coaxed stellar performances from the production’s school-age actors. Despite threatening weather on June 22, crowds filled the outdoor stage area, and […]