Theatre

Tuesday, 16 June 2009 10:31

TimeLine Theatre Co.'s “The History Boys”

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If you’re finding that one of your brows is raised, if you’re bewitched, bothered, or bewildered, then you’ve probably yet to experience the work a compulsive ironist. The quotations cited above can be found in “The History Boys,” the Best Play Tony Award winner of 2006, which is now at…
Thursday, 23 April 2009 14:51

“Art” is Smart…and Very Funny

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Art gets underway when one of three friends purchases a very expensive painting - a white canvas. To his chagrin neither of his two friends “get it” in the way he does. While one friend, Marc, is outraged at the acquisition and forthright about his opinion, the other, Yvan, agrees…
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 20:20

Steppenwolf Goes Shakespeare with “The Tempest”

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Ensemble member Tina Landau brilliantly brings the final work of William Shakespeare to life as Steppenwolf Theatre presents The Tempest thanks to her fantastic direction and strong performances by its cast. The performance, which runs through May 31st, is an ideal blend of humor and powerful drama and is enhanced…
Thursday, 02 April 2009 12:30

Rent Makes A Triumphant Return to Chicago

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Most “Rentheads” in Chicago probably thought they’d never get the chance to see “Rent” ever again with its original Broadway cast members. Now, for a limited time, they can. Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Gwen Stewart have all rejoined the cast while on its current national tour that can be…
Monday, 16 March 2009 13:10

“Last Days” is a real find

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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is extremely funny at times though it remains thought provoking and poignant throughout. Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, director Craig J. Engel calls it one of the best scripts he has ever read – and he might be right. Guirgis masterfully blends humor and…
Wednesday, 25 March 2009 18:19

Police Academy Comes Alive!

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Insanely funny would be the first words that come to mind in describing New Millennium Theatre’s presentation of Police Academy: Insurgency Emergency. Whether you’ve seen any of the seven Police Academy movies or not, you’ll be sure to enjoy this live adaptation directed by Adam Rosowicz who wrote the script…
I spent my most recent Saturday at a place called The Spot. The upstairs area of this venue contained tables and chairs, a bar, and a stage. I knew what I was here for, yet did not know what to expect. This place, or Spot as it was, reeked of…
Friday, 09 January 2009 18:06

"The Seafarer" finds his Peaceful Harbor

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If you have ever seen an All-Star basketball game with the “best of the best” passing, shooting and dribbling with uncanny ease - you know what it is like seeing the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre’s The Seafarer in action.
Though some presented huge, elaborate sets, known actors and a more traditional holiday message, it was New Millennium Theatre’s less extravagant production of The David Bowie Hepzikat Funky Velvet Flarney Solstice Spectacular, Live…From Space (otherwise known as the David Bowie Christmas Special 1977 Network Edit) that may have impressed me…

 

 

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