Chicago’s Unique Place In Theatre

“Chicago has always been a city with an exceptionally vibrant theater scene – arguably as exciting, if not as commercially successful, as New York’s. Malkovich’s return is a reminder of the many talented actors and writers – Gary Sinise, David Mamet, John C. Reilly – who got their start here. But it’s also been a city of ensembles, rather than stars – a town known for collaboration, rather than cutthroat competition (among theater companies, at least). And its audiences are still unusually quick to embrace edgy, untested fare.”