Chicago theatre is a work in progress. The Steppenwolf recently renovated its studio. Restoration is underway at the Oriental Theatre, and renovation completed for the Palace, the Chicago Theatre, and the Arie Crown. The Goodman will open a new complex next season (see page 29). Meanwhile, young theatres move into spaces abandoned by established companies, adding to the thriving theatre scene.
Usually, construction progresses slowly. But the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (CST) has moved