A not too messy, but not too delicate drip of melted ice cream down a waffle cone. Perfectly fluffed pillows on a sofa with a book open to the exact right page and a visibly steaming cup of tea on a side table. That’s Johanna Brannan Lowe’s job.
In Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the world renowned Steppenwolf Theatre is entering its 41st season. Helping lead the charge into the company’s fifth decade is artistic director Anna D. Shapiro. We put the powerhouse director through our 18-question ringer to see where her Midwest roots (and tastes) lie.
A television personality, a master sommelier, and a successful restaurateur are three impressive stand-alone feats. Alpana Singh has accomplished them all. And with a bang, if we may add.