Friday August 22nd 2014

‘Theatre Reviews’ Archives

“Sweet and Sad”

“Sweet and Sad”

Nelson deals with the individual personalities of these people as we see each one open up to each other and learn that they need to listen with more than their ears, but with their inner beings as others express fears, confusion and emotions towards life, the country, [Read More]

“Idomeneus”

“Idomeneus”

I certainly don't want to put a damper on the skills of these actors, but unless you are into Greek Tragedy, you might want to look elsewhere for your theatrical experiences. I do think the ensemble is energetic and talented, but the story is not for everyone and there are [Read More]

“Marvin’s Room”

“Marvin’s Room”

after arriving and meeting their "family" we begin to see changes in their feeling and attitudes for each other. This is a touching story showing how one person's strength can be transferred to others as we watch these "strangers" become "family" again. We are unsure of the [Read More]

“Enfrascada(A Hoodoo Comedy of Jarring Proportions)” at Metropolis

“Enfrascada(A Hoodoo Comedy of Jarring Proportions)” at Metropolis

"Enfrascada" is a delightful little story that is filled with humor, but as in all of Saracho's plays, there is some deep meaning as we watch Alicia ( a finely tuned performance by Dana Cruz) deal with the emotions of losing her live-in boyfriend, Diego, to another woman. [Read More]

“Man of La Mancha”

“Man of La Mancha”

Highly Recommended**** To “Dream the Impossible Dream” is what the “Man of La Mancha” has always been about Now onstage at Cahn Auditorium on the campus of Northwester University, for a very limited run, you can have the opportunity to watch James [Read More]

“Ah,Wilderness !”

“Ah,Wilderness !”

Each year,Eclipse Theatre Company selects a playwright for their season. In this, their 20th season, the playwright is Eugene O’Neill and their current production is “Ah,Wilderness!”, a warm and fuzzy story about a family at the turn of the century and how [Read More]

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical”

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical”

Most Chicago area residents, in particular, those who are theater lovers, are unfamiliar with trailer parks of America and the people who are residents of these walled in areas filled with metal boxes that these people call home. In “The Great American Trailer Park [Read More]

“Adrift”

“Adrift”

Choices! We are all faced with difficult choices as we travel through life, and as we think back, we see that those we made may have changed the course of our lives. In David Alex’s, somewhat autobiographical “Adrift”, now on stage at The Greenhouse [Read More]

” Yo Solo” Theater Festival of Latino Solo shows

” Yo Solo” Theater Festival of Latino Solo shows

I will attempt to see the other programs and get this information out as well as I hope many of you will. Art should never be divided by race or creed, so we as theater audiences need to release our minds and set them free to enjoy all of the experiences that are afforded [Read More]

“The Glass Menagerie”

“The Glass Menagerie”

For those of you unfamiliar, now is your time to learn why this company gets nomination after nomination from the Jeff Awards. Redtwist is a very intimate theater, a pure storefront located on Bryn Mawr Avenue, with people walking on the sidewalks only yards away from the [Read More]

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“Some Men” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Some Men” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

fortunately, superb direction by David Zak and Derick Van Barham, as well excellent acting bring by the entire cast, [Read More]

” On The Town”

” On The Town”

Directed by the always energetic David H. Bell with Choreography by Alex Sanchez, this is an incredible production that [Read More]

“The Most Ado: a party play”

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Another visit to Santas Village- by the Shaw and Ingber kids

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The plot is based on short stories written around the turn of the 20th century by Sholom Aleichem, often called the [Read More]

“Mike and Seth” by Lawrence Riordan

“Mike and Seth” by Lawrence Riordan

his play’s scope is more universal; it is about the grief, comfort, and resentment that inevitably accompany any [Read More]

“Miles Away: reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

“Miles Away: reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

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