The recipient of more than 30 major awards, including Tony and Olivier awards for Best New Play, The History Boys follows a rambunctious group of clever young men as they pursue higher learning, games, sexual identity and a place at university under the guidance of three wildly different teachers and a headmaster obsessed with results.
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A central figure in postwar American art, H. C. Westermann produced a meticulously crafted and highly personal body of sculpture, drawings, and prints. Showcasing newly accessible archival material and ephemera, this exhibit examines the intersection of Westermann’s life and art and gives special insight into his inspirations, signature imagery, and working methods.
Chicago wildlife photographer James P. Rowan brings arthropods to our attention, offering a glimpse into a miniature world that exists within the earth’s ecosystems.
Jane Glover conducts the Chicago Opera Theater premiere of Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito.” Last seen in Chicago 20 years ago! Director Christopher Alden makes his Chicago Opera Theater debut.
Chicago Opera Theater’s 35th Anniversary Season closes with the Chicago premiere of Britten’s “Owen Wingrave.” Sung in English with English supertitles.
African slavery in this country seemed to Abraham Lincoln, throughout his life, an unjustifiable institution. What did Lincoln believe that the status of emancipated slaves should be in the United States both immediately and over the long run?
David Willard, collection manager of the Field Museum’s bird collection, will describe features of the spectacular bird migration through the city of Chicago, as well as some of the on going research on the obstacles a city presents to birds, as they move between wintering and breeding grounds.
In the iconic rooms of the Chicago Cultural Center, dazzlingly decorated for the holidays, DecArts, a new series of conversations and lectures, will highlight the landmark building’s decorative arts – its embellished interior spaces.
This talk will examine the kind of plot jousting that takes place. Reference will also be made to Aristotle’s Poetics where appropriate.
This program features seven poets. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Collaborative Vision: The Poetic Dialogue Project.
Working with celebrated displays of natural beauty such as Fall foliage, cloudscapes, ocean waves, and the like, Doug Fogelson utilizes a novel photographic technique to document nature’s wonders via fine art.
Chicago Public Radio’s Alison Cuddy hosts Howard Alk: A Life on the Edge, a month long film series that highlights the films and times of the late Chicago filmmaker, Howard Alk.
My Friend IrmaA Christmas Story: Originally broadcast December 20, 1948 on CBS. A radio sitcom that often made fun of the title character played by Marie Wilsonas empty headed and naive.
Black Sheep Productions produces provocative and entertaining theater that explores modern social issues while maintaining an accessible aesthetic in the hopes of reaching a diverse audience.
This solo exhibition features paintings and drawings that showcase his talent for depicting the familiar in unusual ways, and for conveying the strange with discipline and skill.