When Critics Miss The Mark

The Chicago Tribune is asking its critics to write about a review they wish they could have back – an instance in which their immediate reaction, expressed on deadline, came to seem incorrect with the passage of time. Theatre critic Chris Jones knew immediately what he would be writing about – his failure to recognize the talent of playwrights Sarah Ruhl and Neil LaBute, now two of America’s leading dramatists, the first time he saw their work performed.