For all of you theater-industry-workers, we're having the industry night for The Iliad on Monday, Dec. 6. The show is at 7pm, and the tickets are pay-what-you-can. But, you should call us and reserve your seats, because they're going fast. Chicagotheaterblog.com ran this review of the play, which stands out as one of the only reviews that I've seen that wanted more from the production, specifically the langauge: "It’s passing strange that, having come so far, Wright does not simply pull whole and darkly beautiful lines from the original text." I hadn't thought about it before, but I think it's an interesting point.
And while The Iliad continues to impress audiences, the New York production of Mistakes Were Made is doing the same. Here's a nice bit from chicagoist.com, which applaudes the success of the Chicago-based production. The Chicago Tribune has this piece, which praises Chicago's store-front theatres (especially A Red Orchid) for the unique, intense experiences they offer. In both articles, you get a great sense of the pride and enthusiasm for Chicago's theatre scene.