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“Blizzard ’67”

“Blizzard ’67”

Highly Recommended **** Today, January  21st, 2017, it was near 60 degrees in the Chicago area. Fifty years ago, on January 24th, 1967, it was a near perfect and warm day in Chicago as well. In a matter of just a day, we had a change in the weather that brought us the [Read More]

“A Disappearing Number”

“A Disappearing Number”

 Recommended *** Tonight I was witness to a production at Timeline Theatre which wowed me in many ways, and yet, I can only rate it at 3 stars. This is of course, recommended, but under normal circumstances, their shows are higher in stars. Perhaps it is the content of the [Read More]

“Fable-ous” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Fable-ous”  reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Lifeline Theatre’s newest children’s play, “Fable-ous!”, is a treat for everyone, adults as well as kids.  Chris Hainsworth’s absolutely charming new interpretation of the Hare-Tortoise race takes the audience back stage, as it were, to [Read More]

“What of The Night” reviewed by Carol Moore

“What of The Night”  reviewed by Carol Moore

 Somewhat Recommended ** Watching “What of the Night?” was an extremely frustrating experience.  Instead of concentrating on the story, I was trying to find a way to actually see the performance.  Who knows, I might have had good things to say about the play if I [Read More]

“Fantastic Super Great Nation Numer Uno” 41st Revue at Second City ETC

“Fantastic Super Great Nation Numer Uno” 41st Revue at Second City ETC

Recommended *** One of the problems I imagine Second City has come up against, of late, is coming up with new “shtick”. They have been around for a very long time, bringing some of the greatest talents to their small stages, but over the years, with the number of stages [Read More]

” 30th Young Playwrights Festival” reviewed by Carol Moore

” 30th Young Playwrights Festival” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended ****     The first time I went to see the Young Playwrights Festival, I didn’t know what to expect.  That first visit was wonderful, so I was sure this one should be just as good.  Guess what – it was more than good – it blew me away! [Read More]

“The Dining Room”

“The Dining Room”

Recommended *** For those of you familiar with the intimate Glenview “storefront”, Oil Lamp Theater, you know that this space is one of the few that can work with a small production. Limited seating allows for every audience member to have a great view of the [Read More]

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

It is now January, 2017. I have had several visits with Dr. Mendez, my new Dentist, and I have been prepped for the big day, Monday, January 9th. This is the day, I refer to as “T-Day”, the day, I will have the remaining teeth on top, removed, the gums sewn up and the [Read More]

“Phedre” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Phedre”  reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended **** Jean Racine’s 1677 tragedy Phédre is remembered as the epitome of not only his career, but of neo-classical writing and one of the masterpieces of French-language drama. But in English, neo-classical tragedies are forgotten, and when the [Read More]

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

My generation remembers when “gas stations” were called “service stations” and besides pumping gas ( we did not do our own, back then), they did automobile service- tires, tune-ups, oil changes, brakes, winterizing and much more. These corner [Read More]

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“Harvey” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Harvey” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Kudos to Court Theatre for bringing back one of my favorite classic comedies, “Harvey”. [Read More]

“St. Jude”  Up close and Personal

“St. Jude” Up close and Personal

I have now seen all three of the Up Close and Personal Series productions at Victory Gardens Theater. The third, [Read More]

“The My Way Residential”  reviewed by Carol Moore

“The My Way Residential” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended *** I really enjoyed the Irish Theatre Chicago production of “The My Way Residential”.  Putting a [Read More]

“Time Stands Still”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

“Time Stands Still” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham with editor’s notes

Recommended*** The title of the Donald Margulies play “Time Stands Still” would perhaps be more accurate if [Read More]

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Highly Recommended ****  What happens when a classic story, in fact, not just a classic, but a Dickens’ classic, is [Read More]

“Relativity”

“Relativity”

Highly Recommended ***** Albert Einstein was noted for his brilliance, and yet, few know a great deal about his [Read More]

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

What a night! We had heard about the “EscapeRoom” adventures, several times, and decided it was time to [Read More]