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‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)” reviewed by Carol Moore

“For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)” reviewed by Carol Moore

  Highly Recommended **** Pride Films and Plays has done themselves proud – I know, I just couldn’t resist – with their world premiere production of “For the Love Of (or, the Roller Derby Play)”. Director Rachel Edwards Harvith has assembled a talented cast who [Read More]

“Born Yesterday”

“Born Yesterday”

★★★★★ Brilliant! That would be my definition if someone were to ask me to describe the current Remy Bumppo production- “Born Yesterday”, Garson Kanin’s honest look at just how strange and strained politics in our country is. The play was written just after [Read More]

“By the Water”

“By the Water”

Highly Recommended **** If one has never been involved with a natural disaster, one can only imagine what goes through the minds of those who experience this. In “By the Water”, now in its Midwest Premiere at Northlight Theatre, we meet the Murphy family, Marty [Read More]

“Upright Grand”

“Upright Grand”

Highly Recommended ***** There are a great number of theater-lovers who are unaware of a special little treasure on the North Shore! The Company is Citadel Theatre, and their venue is in Lake Forest at what is called the West Campus ( I am pretty sure this building was, or [Read More]

“Circus 1903” The Golden Age of Circus

“Circus 1903” The Golden Age of Circus

Recommended ***  The “Greatest Show on Earth” is supposedly gone! Barnum and Bailey will no longer come to town each year and thrill youngsters (of all ages), but thanks to Broadway In Chicago, we can still thrill to the wonders of what a circus is all about. [Read More]

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (pronounced ooey) may be the last historical play you ever want to see become relevant again, but at least under the direction of Victor Quezada-Perez, Trap Door Theatre gives it an outstanding production. Mostly written in 1941, Bertolt [Read More]

“Destiny of Desire”

“Destiny of Desire”

Anyone who has ever watched ( or perhaps become addicted to) television “Soap Operas” is aware that they can be very captivating. The Spanish versions, that one might see on Telemundo or another of the Spanish language stations, are even more “out [Read More]

“The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden”

“The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden”

Highly Recommended **** In our crazy political world, with all we read and hear about Russia on a daily basis, watching “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden” at the intimate  Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview was sort of  an” afternoon [Read More]

“The Hard Problem” reviewed by Michael Horn

“The Hard Problem” reviewed by Michael Horn

Highly Recommended **** What is consciousness?  What is thought? What is it that defines us and separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom? This is the question that Tom Stoppard confronts in his play “The Hard Problem” presented by the Court Theatre and like so [Read More]

” Best of Bri-Ko” reviewed by Carol Moore

” Best of Bri-Ko”  reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended ***  What can I say about “Bri-Ko”?  “Bri-Ko is hard to describe.  It’s kind of like Blue Man Group meets the Three Stooges with Marcel Marceau and the Marx Brothers dropping in to help out.  The antics of Brian Posen, Tim Soszko, and Brian Peterlin, [Read More]

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“For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)” reviewed by Carol Moore

“For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)” reviewed by Carol Moore

  Highly Recommended **** Pride Films and Plays has done themselves proud – I know, I just couldn’t resist – [Read More]

“Born Yesterday”

“Born Yesterday”

★★★★★ Brilliant! That would be my definition if someone were to ask me to describe the current Remy Bumppo [Read More]

“Merrily We Roll Along” comes to Palatine

“Merrily We Roll Along” comes to Palatine

LZP Productions presents the rare Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along to the Cutting Hall Theater April 1st through [Read More]

“By the Water”

“By the Water”

Highly Recommended **** If one has never been involved with a natural disaster, one can only imagine what goes through [Read More]

“Upright Grand”

“Upright Grand”

Highly Recommended ***** There are a great number of theater-lovers who are unaware of a special little treasure on the [Read More]

“Circus 1903” The Golden Age of Circus

“Circus 1903” The Golden Age of Circus

Recommended ***  The “Greatest Show on Earth” is supposedly gone! Barnum and Bailey will no longer come to [Read More]

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” reviewed by Jacob Davis

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (pronounced ooey) may be the last historical play you ever want to see become relevant [Read More]