Why do the show Chicago in 2016? As she told Dartmouth Now, director Carol Dunne sees troubling parallels between the celebrity-criminal culture of the 1920s (Chicago is based on true-life glamorous murderesses and the media circuses that helped get them acquitted) and the crime-ridden, media-driven society of today. “Our production will differ from others a great deal in that we are examining the ridiculousness of unearned fame through the lens of our obsession with people like the Kardashians,” Dunne says. “‘Stop making stupid people famous’ is our mantra.” The Dartmouth Department of Theater production of Chicago runs Friday, February 19, through Sunday, February 28. For glimpses of how this production came together, see Chicago: Say Yes to the Dress, Chicago: Music and Moves and Chicago: From a Bare Stage.