Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Southern Discomfort Lies and deception can destroy the best of any family, especially when the truth is staring you right in the face when a family is operating in a dysfunctional state. A curtain displaying a silhouette of a plantation features the Pollitt family, a dysfunction and contentious clan posing for a photograph on the... Read more »


Talk It Out! It is said that men are imprisoned in an outdated, suffocating cycle of “masculinity” where their manhood is continuously challenged. The perceived notions of how a man should act, look and sound like and that men shouldn’t ever show their emotions is an ever-ending dilemma. Strength, not vulnerability measure manhood. ‘Men don’t... Read more »


Influences, Visibility, and Revelations! Cohabitation is beautiful! As humans, we were meant to live together; however, people have different motives as to why they choose to live with one another.  A few of those reasons may be to reach a financial goal, have a companionship to communicate with, or someone to assist them with their... Read more »
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 THE LOST EPISODES Aah, what a way to kick off the summer by seeing the critically acclaimed television show The Golden Girls performed on stage. Who can resist watching the sitcom reruns with the iconic sing-a-long song “Thank You for being a Friend?”  The show that was created by Susan Harris aired seven seasons with a... Read more »


A View From The Audience – Mely Mier Directed by artist Monty Cole, Hamlet is a play where after the death of his father, a young African-American man named Hamlet returns home to grieve and seek revenge. Fighting against the injustice of his father’s murder and the powers that want him out of the picture,... Read more »


Conjuring at the Carnivale  Aah, the mystique of magic! The supernatural has been around since the 17th century, but it wasn’t until the 18th century, where magic shows became a familiar source of entertainment at fairs, and where many magic routines used combinations of effects to achieve awe-inspiring, outstanding performances. This is where observers would... Read more »

Father Comes Home From The Wars Interview

Part 1, 2 & 3 Let’s Play had the esteemed pleasure to interview three talented members of Father Comes Home From The Wars written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Niegel Smith at Goodman Theatre.  Aimé Donna Kelly, Kamal Angelo Bolden, and Jaime Lincoln Smith are three rising stars in the theater world, as they... Read more »

Guards At The Taj

The Overwhelming Power of Beauty and Brutality Northern India from the early 16th to the mid18th-century was governed by Shah Jahan, a member of the Mughal dynasty. Mumtaz Mahal (“Chosen One of the Palace”) was the favorite of Shah Jahan three queens when she died in 1631 after giving birth to their 14th child. The Steppenwolf... Read more »

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents

GALA 2018 Benefitting the Theater’s Education and Community Outreach Initiatives Civic Honorees Marilynn and Carl Thoma Artistic Honoree John Lithgow Heather Headley and Chris Mann in a one-night-only performance Let’s Play had the pleasure of partaking in greatness as well as enjoying an evening among Chicago’s civic and cultural community at Chicago Shakespeare’s GALA 2018.... Read more »

Heather Headley

“If The Valley Isn’t Deep You Don’t Know How Amazing The Mountain Is!” Let’s Play had the esteemed pleasure of being at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Gala to honor the Spirit of Shakespeare Award Civic Honorees, Marilynn and Carl Toma and Spirit of Shakespeare Award Artistic Honoree, the incredibly talented John Lithgow. However, before the fun... Read more »