Hecht Spotlights Chicago Theatre’s History in New Book
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Hecht Spotlights Chicago Theatre’s History in New Book

Since the first theatre performance in Chicago in 1834, the Chicago theatre community has experienced various obstacles from auditorium fires to the cancellation of in-person performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among all of these challenges, something has remained constant—the community. Stuart Hecht, a professor in Boston College’s theatre department, believes theatre is about community,…