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Posts by Mara Fass:
Station’s Party Asks Audience to Lighten Up For a Bit
Mara finds that one's enjoyment of the Station Theatre's latest production may depend on one's ability to get into an appropriate “Party” mood.
Anything Goes sets sail at Parkland
The music of Cole Porter accompanies passengers on a light-hearted ocean voyage in Parkland Theater’s current production of Anything Goes.
The Moth promises an evening of “Intrepid” storytelling
Mara previews famed storytelling organization The Moth's visit to The Virginia Theater on Saturday night.
The Black Composer Speaks at Krannert
A variety of works by black composers will be performed at Krannert this week, including the world premiere of Chicago-based composer Tomeka Reid's piece “Present Awareness.”
Sympathy for the…sock puppet?
Hand to God brings a demonic sock puppet to the cozy confines of the Station Theatre this week.
CUTC’s Oliver!: reviewing the situation
“After some consideration,” Mara can state that CUTC's Kathy Murphy Student Production of Oliver! is well worth checking out.
Station Theatre offers amusing and thought-provoking night of “Discord”
The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy: Discord, the play currently being staged at the Station Theatre, turns out to be considerably more humorous than its title makes it sound.
“Another Op’nin’, Another Show”: Kiss Me, Kate Comes to Krannert
Mara chats with director Sarah Wigley Johnson about Lyric Theatre's upcoming production of Kiss Me, Kate.
Illini Theater’s Grapes of Wrath a powerful portrayal of soured dreams
It may not be the most cheerful road trip you've ever been on, but The Grapes of Wrath is worth the ride.