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” Nice Girl”

” Nice Girl”

People who know Raven Theatre , know that they” tell stories of today and of the past that connect us to our cultural landscape”, and the Chicago Premiere of “Nice Girl” meets this mission. Written by Melissa Ross, “Nice Girl” takes us [Read More]

“We Three” is back !

“We Three” is back !

Those of you who were lucky enough to see the Marriott production of “Mama Mia”, “Donna and her Dynamos” ( aka Danni Smith, Cassie Slater and Meghan Murphy) became “besties” and when they are not doing other shows, get it together and do [Read More]

“Blind Date:

“Blind Date:

“Politics make strange bedfellows”! This is an expression that many of us have heard over the years. Based on what is taking place in our lives (and our history) in today’s world of politics, that also involves a Unites States President and a Russian [Read More]

“Moon Man Walk”

“Moon Man Walk”

As most of you know, I try to help new theater companies get off the ground, whenever I can. Today, I went to Definition Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of “Moon Man Walk” written by James Ijames and sharply directed by Tyla Abercrumbie. Definition is a [Read More]

“Hatfield & McCoy”

“Hatfield & McCoy”

Highly Recommended **** Anyone who knows The House Theatre of Chicago, is aware that what they present is not your “ordinary theater fare”. They are unique! They are The House! Their current production, written by company member Shawn Pfautsch is a drama with [Read More]

“The Locketeer” Review by Jacob Davis

“The Locketeer” Review by Jacob Davis

 Nobel Prize for Literature laureate Elias Canetti was known for his analysis of how totalitarianism interacts with the psychology of the masses. The German-language author’s reputation particularly rests on his philosophical book Crowds and Power, but he was also a [Read More]

” The Antelope Party” reviewed by Carol Moore

” The Antelope Party” reviewed by Carol Moore

 Recommended *** Make no mistake, Theater Wit’s “ The Antelope Party” is not for the faint of heart.  Don’t be fooled by the cute little pony in the advertising.  Although it is billed as a dark comedy, I saw a lot more ‘dark’ than I did comedy.  The [Read More]

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Over the years, time after time, I am asked, “how can you see a play over and over and then write a review”?  My answer has always been that each director brings something different to the production, and with a new cast, choreographer and set, anything can happen. [Read More]

” Peru comes to Lakeview” Machupicchu”

” Peru comes to Lakeview” Machupicchu”

While many diners speak of Hispanic dining experiences, very seldom do we hear about the” Peruvian experience” in dining. Many have never even tried this cuisine. Yes, the Peruvians speak Spanish, and yes, many of their dishes sound like they are the same as [Read More]

“Five Mile Lake” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Five Mile Lake” reviewed by Carol Moore

 Unfortunately, I found Shattered Globe’s production of “Five Mile Lake” to be kind of boring.  I found myself zoning out a couple of times during the show.  The problem – there was no real conflict, which is essential for good drama.  Although there were a [Read More]

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“Cosi Fan Tutte” review by Jacob Davis

“Cosi Fan Tutte” review by Jacob Davis

★★★★★ Sublime music mismatched with fluffy subject matter—that’s the long-standing criticism of Wolfgang [Read More]

“The Wolves”

“The Wolves”

As someone who has spent many years around soccer, in particular, girl’s/women’s soccer, watching the [Read More]

“Southern Gothic”

“Southern Gothic”

★★★★★Let me preface my review of the latest production at Windy City Playhouse, by explaining that it is not [Read More]

“Surely Goodness and Mercy”

“Surely Goodness and Mercy”

Highly Recommended **** One of my favorite “storefront” theaters is Redtwist, a PURE storefront on Bryn [Read More]

“Breach”

“Breach”

The actual title of the play now onstage at The Victory Gardens Theater is “Breach: a manifesto on race in [Read More]

“Love Never Dies”

“Love Never Dies”

Recommended *** Chicago was the place for a special theatrical presentation tonight. In particular, the Cadillac Palace [Read More]

“A Moon For The Misbegotten”

“A Moon For The Misbegotten”

Doing the work of a master playwright  such as Eugene O’Neill, is not for every theater. In fact, until Writers [Read More]