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Endgame: Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago

As with Waiting for Godot, Endgame offers up two answers to the eternal question: “everything”, and “nothing”; the question really doesn’t matter if this is all there is to existence.

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We Were the World: 86 Words Aboard the Crossover Express

In the second of our Tusk pieces, Alice Singleton explores how Fleetwood Mac fleetingly broke racial barriers in music and captured the heart of black girls raised on funk, R&B, and segregation politics.

Alice Singleton
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Animal Crackers: 18 September-25 October 2009 - Chicago

Eighty years have passed since the Broadway debut of this work and another national economic crying time greets the Goodman’s production, but we can laugh until we pass out and forget our troubles in the meantime.

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Pangs of the Messiah

Lerner's characters lean to one-dimension; their humanity never makes its presence known as they perform high acts of cruelty and treason, even amongst one another.

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Magnolia

As anyone who’s attempted to shake themselves loose from a diseased family tree can tell you, it’s not the branches that eternally grasp and devour the soul; it’s the root that can never be excised.

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Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Strange Interlude’

The Neo Futurists take what may be O’Neill’s most gut-wrenching work and make dry hijinks from inception to final bow.

Alice Singleton
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Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape"

It’s as if O’Neill had a fever dream of our present times as we too, fear we are little more than hairy apes.

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Eugene O’Neill's 'Desire Under the Elms'

This is allegory for the modern reality-show line-up – its classic Jerry Springer and Maury Povich on perpetual familial loop.

Alice Singleton
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Eugene O'Neill's Zona de Guerra (In the Zone)

At the time this was authored, Germany’s Kaiser was decimating young soldiers with mustard gas, American organized crime was providing an economy for the neglected ethnic masses ... not much has changed since.

Alice Singleton
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Superior Donuts

There’s a hole in the soul of America, and Tony Award winner (August: Osage County) Tracy Letts has written the allegory reflecting the possibly permanent national “skin condition." His comedy-drama, Superior Donuts, made its world premier at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater.

Alice Singleton

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