🎭 2022 in Review: Theater and Film

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Looking back at some of the best productions and biggest stories of 2022

It wasn’t exactly back to normal, but several shows this year offered a vision of community healing.
by Kerry Reid

And, scene: 2022 Theater stories

Spiritual healing
Black Ensemble Theater takes us to church.
by Marissa Oberlander

Heat in August
Monty Cole’s blistering staging of Fences for American Blues should not be missed.

by Kelly Kleiman

He’s just not that into you
Chicago Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well deals with the messiness of unrequited love.

by Catey Sullivan

Murder, she wrote
In The Locusts, a serial-killer investigation unveils one family’s generational trauma.

by Kerry Reid

That’s a wrap: 2022 Film stories

What’s old becomes new again
A Reader writer’s 2022 repertory roundup

by Kat Sachs

Thrill of recognition or contempt for inaccuracy
Hulu’s The Bear might not “get” Chicago, but audiences enjoy this rendering of it anyway.

by John Wilmes

Theater is a place for all of us, and so is Sundance.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Nataki Garrett on digital theater, her new film, and making space for Black women in the arts

by Sheri Flanders

The Woman King
by Sheri Flanders

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Issue of
Dec. 22, 2022 –
Jan. 11, 2023
Vol. 52, No. 6

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