Why You Shouldn’t Miss Lookingglass Theatre’s Reimagined ‘Moby Dick’

Ensemble Member Raymond Fox, Micah Figueroa, Javen Ulambayer, Ensemble Member Kareen Bandealy, Jamie Abelson and Ensemble Member Anthony Fleming III (Photos by Liz Lauren.)

When David Catlin was creating Lookingglass Theatre’s stage version of “Moby Dick,” a sentence in the first chapter of Herman Melville’s novel jumped out at him. The narrator (that fellow who introduces himself by saying, “Call me Ishmael”) remarks: “I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down

Chicago Theater: Relativity

Mike Nussbaum in "Relativity" (Photo by Michael Brosilow.)

The Chicago theater scene has serious star power in May and June — with Stacy Keach embodying Ernest Hemingway in one drama, while Mike Nussbaum portrays Albert Einstein in another play. “Relativity” May 11 to June 18 The 93-year-old Mike Nussbaum is a marvel to behold, commanding stages with his nuanced performances. After playing Sigmund Freud