Rudy Galvan (left to right), James Doherty and Johnny Arena perform in “United Flight 232.”(Michael Brosilow)

Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss appraises the first performance staged in the recently opened Writers Theatre and the humorous one-man show, “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” Get her take on these plays and others on currently on stage in Chicago. 

Malic White, left, and Molly Brennan (Chloe Riley)

The professional-personal couple discuss gendered casting, depression and why being an actor is hard, with or without Chris Jones

The creative duo talks about “Pop Waits,” the clown rock opera they’re developing that was sparked by a conversation between Iggy Pop and Tom Waits in the 2003 film “Coffee and Cigarettes.”

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

We preview a fresh, exuberant take on Gilbert and Sullivan by the gods of Chicago storefront theater.