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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 7 2015

I asked, and the answer is no: Shannon Cochran does not wear kothornoi in the extraordinary revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes running now at Goodman Theatre. She sure looks as if she does, though. Kothornoi are the platform sandals ancient Greek actors wore (Aeschylus's idea, allegedly) to look taller and more imposing onstage. Cochran enjoys a clear height advantage over most if not all of her fellow cast members. More to the point, she's imposing as hell. And that's exactly as it should be, inasmuch as her character, Regina Giddens, ranks right up there with Lady Macbeth for naked ambition and epic lack of ruth. In fact, Regina arguably surpasses the bloody-minded Scottish queen—no unwashable hands, mad strolls, or suicides for her. Regina keeps her head when all about are losing theirs and correctly blaming it on her, a forthright if not quite happy harridan to the end. Continue reading >>

Price: $25-$79

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