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‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“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”.  Mary Chase’s play about a 6-ft. rabbit premiered on Broadway in 1944, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945, and was made into a movie starring Jimmy Stewart in [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, “St. Jude” , written and performed by Luis Alfaro, like the others, “Where Did We Sit On The Bus” and  “A Little Bit Not [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 parent into a residential (a nursing home) is never easy.  With that issue as the central premise for the play, it could have been a depressing evening.  [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 it were “James in Retrograde.” Written in 2010 and being presented by AstonRep Theatre Company at Raven Theatre, this play, like most of Mr. [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 transported in location? The classic is “Great Expectations” and Tanika Gupta has adapted this classic, moving it from England to India. She has used [Read More]

“Relativity”

“Relativity”

Highly Recommended ***** Albert Einstein was noted for his brilliance, and yet, few know a great deal about his personal life. In Mark St. Germain’s “Relativity” now having its World Premiere on the stage at Northlight Theatre, we are taken back in [Read More]

“Little Miss Sunshine”

“Little Miss Sunshine”

Somewhat Recommended ** Over the years, I have learned that every hit movie does not translate into a solid stage presentation, which is also true on the reverse. Many very talented people have attempted this, and failed. There have been some exceptions, but I am sorry to [Read More]

“Into The Empty Sky” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Into The Empty Sky”  reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ****If you don’t know Polish Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Wisława Szymborska, Trap Door Theatre’s new work, Into the Empty Sky, is the perfect opportunity to become acquainted with her. The performance, directed by Monica Payne, is a living [Read More]

“Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker”

“Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker”

One of the features of attending a Black Ensemble Theater production is that besides having a solid entertainment experience, we also get a history lesson. Most of the work that Jackie Taylor and her staff put on the stage are stories that depict the lives and often [Read More]

“A Little Bit NOT Normal”

“A Little Bit NOT Normal”

Highly Recommended **** This has been a great year for solo performances. The Greenhouse had a wonderful “Solo” series and now the Victory Gardens , “Up Close & Personal Series” is ready for Chicago audiences. Last week I reviewed  “Where [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]