Ben Sigrist

CONTRIBUTIONS

A graphic novelist reveals his tricks

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November 21, 2011

For Steppenwolf, home isn't where the heart is

Except in very brief moments, the true, collective character of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter never quite develops.

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October 18, 2011

Clybourne Park examines a house divided

Steppenwolf's Clybourne Park covers a 50-year span of ups and downs, both personal and societal, all stuffed into a single house.

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September 30, 2011

El Nogalar successfully transports Chekhov's classic

El Nogalar does not encapsulate the story of modern Mexico so much as it paints an empathetic portrait of characters learning to survive in times of upheaval and violence.

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April 8, 2011

The Hot L Baltimore is missing more than just its ā€œeā€

Like the hotel itself, The Hot L Baltimore sags under the weight of its many characters.

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April 8, 2011

Court shows there's no place like Home

Court Theatre's play Home tells the story of Cephus Miles, a young black farmer who loves his farmland and its history so much that he refuses to be drafted into Vietnam War.

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November 23, 2010

U of C alum Aukin directs Old Masters at Steppenwolf

Daniel Aukin draws on experience from the U of C and beyond to direct The old Masters.

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October 26, 2010

Backfire

In "Takers," male fantasy trips over action, heist conventions

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September 20, 2010

Breckinridge House

1442 East 59th Street; 95 residents

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September 17, 2010

Campus Dining

Or, Why Mom Shouldn't Worry You'll Go Hungry

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September 17, 2010