You’ve got to see Thunder Above, Deeps Below. I have said that Rey is the Asian American Tony Kushner of our time. Go see why. He’s taken Pericles and dropped it down into Chicago with three homeless kids trying to head west before the winter hits. It is charming, irreverent, surprising, and best of all, theatrical.
Also witnessed the most packed Saturday Night Saloon ever. Almost didn’t get in. Everyone has amped their game up this year. You have to wait until October for the next installment, but I recommend showing up early for some really good stuff from James Comtois, Mac Rogers, Crystal Skillman, Dustin Chinn, Jeff Lewonczyk and Brent Cox. I would try to explain, but it’s difficult to encapsulate that which is the Saloon. Genre-smashing, ingenious, speakeasy theater. There.