People Making a Difference in Chicago Theater

Kerry Reid, Performink
Published 12/29/05

"Chicago Shakespeare gets a lot of (well deserved) praise for bringing in high-profile European troupes. But those who wish to see the best of experimental European theatre … know that Wicker Park's Chopin is the place to go.

Drykacz and his wife, Lela Headd, have produced Poland's brilliant Teatr Cogitatur for three years running, and they also presented I-Fest, a festival of new work by solo artists from all over Europe this past fall, including many pieces in their original language. This is cosmopolitanism Chicago-style - the cozy Algren Café and lobby make Chopin one of the more inviting spaces in town, even when the work is more challenging fare."