Chicago theater tidbits: New Leaf Theatre, Masha Obolensky, Goodman

Centerstage Chicago: Sarah Terez Rosenblum reviews “Touch” at New Leaf Theatre. (runs Jan 7 thru Feb 14)

TheatreinChicago.com reports on the upcoming world premier of playwright Masha Obolensky’s “Not Enough Air”, directed by Nick Bowling; produced by Timeline Theatre. More at BroadwayWorld.com. (runs Jan 24 thru March 22)

Chris Jones reviews “The Emperor Jones”, by Eugene O’Neill, now playing at The Goodman Theatre (awarding it 3.5 stars).  Jones interjects an interesting sideline regarding O’Neill’s underlying racism through his use of exaggerated stereotypes:

Eugene O’Neill wasn’t the only 20th Century American playwright to be afflicted by the scourge of racism. He was just the best of them.