Tricia Stiller

Tricia Stiller

Tricia Stiller/review | SoDo Theatre's 'Mountaintop' features honest performances

In his final speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed his followers and inspired them to "stand with a greater determination," to "move on, in these powerful days of challenge, and make America what It ought to be."

On the very next day, April 4, 1968, King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

Tricia Stiller/review | Play examines defining moments

Michael Bartlett's award-winning, serio-comedy might have a title that offends a few people, "Cock." But if you can get past that (and really, you should), you'll find a thoughtful exploration of self that is well-timed in this rapidly changing world.

Tricia Stiller: Station's 'Silent Sky' a shining example of breaking down barriers

For centuries, women have been raising social consciousness, which though once set at a constant and steady simmer has more recently erupted in a full rolling boil.

Tricia Stiller/review: Parkland's 'Only You' a slice of life in all its messy glory

William Shakespeare once said, "The course of true love never did run smooth." In Timothy Mason's "Only You," now playing at Parkland College Second Stage Theatre, that seems like a hideous understatement.

Tricia Stiller/review: Be prepared to blush at 'Vibrator Play'

It was not a surprise to see a capacity crowd at the opening performance of Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play." After all, Ruhl, a Tony Award nominee, is widely regarded as one of the most important voices in contemporary theater today. But let's be honest, it was the sex that filled the seats.

Tricia Stiller/review: Star sublime in Station's one-person 'Title and Deed'

"A single actor." "A bare stage." "No intermission." "Great." These were the words, dripping in sarcasm, that were uttered near me while waiting for the start of Will Eno's "Title and Deed" at its opening performance Thursday night.

I smiled internally, for I knew something that person clearly did not — that single actor was David Barkley.

Tricia Stiller/review: 'Bleacher Bums' actors hit it out of the park

Full disclosure: I'm a Cubs fan. Until last season, when the Curse of the Billy Goat was finally lifted and the Cubs became World Series champs, our family mantra was "We'll get 'em next year."

Tricia Stiller/Review: Production addresses relevant issues

As social justice and political activism return to the forefront of our nation's latest growth spurt, the Celebration Company at the Station Theatre in Urbana flexes its creative muscle to expand our thinking with its current offering, "Sleep Deprivation Chamber" by Adam P. Kennedy and his mother, award-winning playwright Adrienne Kennedy.

Review: Parkland's 'Kazam!' big on nostalgia

In celebration of Parkland College's arrival at the half-century milestone, faculty member Kerry Bean has penned a pun-filled, baby boomer homage to superheroes, dastardly deeds and espionage with his musical murder mystery melodrama, "Kazam! Intrepid Inspector Ingrid of Interpol and the Crimson-Caped Killer Caper." Whew — say that 10 times fast!