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‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“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]

“Flamingo & Decatur”

“Flamingo & Decatur”

Recommended *** Little by little, the world is seeing Chicago as THE place for live theater! We have seen more actors come here to get the career that they want and of course, Broadway continues to offer us shows before they land on New York stages. This shows the beauty of [Read More]

“All My Sons” reviewed by Michael Horn

“All My Sons”  reviewed by Michael Horn

Highly Recommended ***** A clap of thunder, a flash of lightning, a fallen tree; so begins the Court Theatre’s revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” and it is absolutely FABULOUS!   Arthur Miller wrote this tragedy based on a true story and it earned the Tony [Read More]

“Traitor”

“Traitor”

A Red Orchid Theatre is known for bringing  us powerful stories in their very intimate space in “Old Town”. They are currently featuring the World Premiere of Brett Neveu’s adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen’s “An Enemy Of The People” entitled [Read More]

“Harbur Gate”

“Harbur Gate”

War is hell! Anyone who has been involved with the current war, or for that mater, Viet Nam ( although we never accepted that one as a war) knows that lives change when one has been in battle. In Kathleen Cahill’s play, “Harbur Gate”, now on that stage of [Read More]

“She The People”

“She The People”

Highly Recommended **** This is a Second City production, so instead of placing this review at Theater, I am also putting it at Cabaret, which makes sense as it is not truly a play, but a comedy routine that has a sub-plot. The current run , now onstage at the Up Comedy [Read More]

“Boy”

“Boy”

What would you do if an accident took away a part of one of your children that could change their life? Anna Ziegler’s “Boy”, now onstage at Timeline Theatre is inspired by a story such as this. In the 1960’s, an accident during what appeared to be a [Read More]

“Rose”

“Rose”

Last year, when The Greenhouse Theater Center was presenting its hit “SOLO” series, I missed one of the highly regarded shows. Thank the Lord,they have brought it back ! Yes, now all of you who heard about the one-woman show, “Rose” written by [Read More]

“For The Loyal” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“For The Loyal” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

RECOMMENDED***              Lee Blessing’s play “For the Loyal” was completed in 2015, several years before the #MeToo Movement began.  But the piece, receiving its Chicago premiere as part of Interrobang Theatre Project’s RAW Series, [Read More]

“It’s My Penis and I’ll Cry If I Want To” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“It’s My Penis and I’ll Cry If I Want To” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

RECOMMENDED***  Jamie Black, who recently stated that he completely dislikes having to create the titles for his work, has come up with a doozy for his latest: “IT’S MY PENIS AND I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO,” which is playing at The Buena as part of the [Read More]

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“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 [Read More]

“Flamingo & Decatur”

“Flamingo & Decatur”

Recommended *** Little by little, the world is seeing Chicago as THE place for live theater! We have seen more actors [Read More]

“All My Sons”  reviewed by Michael Horn

“All My Sons” reviewed by Michael Horn

Highly Recommended ***** A clap of thunder, a flash of lightning, a fallen tree; so begins the Court Theatre’s [Read More]

“Traitor”

“Traitor”

A Red Orchid Theatre is known for bringing  us powerful stories in their very intimate space in “Old [Read More]

“Harbur Gate”

“Harbur Gate”

War is hell! Anyone who has been involved with the current war, or for that mater, Viet Nam ( although we never [Read More]

“She The People”

“She The People”

Highly Recommended **** This is a Second City production, so instead of placing this review at Theater, I am also [Read More]

“Boy”

“Boy”

What would you do if an accident took away a part of one of your children that could change their life? Anna [Read More]