REVIEW: What's all this then? A new British farce by EDGE Theatre NFP

REVIEW: What's all this then? A new British farce by EDGE Theatre NFP
Set in a precinct in Croydon, south London, Officer Madge Barker and Simon Blockley solve the mystery of a cat burglar. Enter an incompetent detective, an overly emotional pet owner, and a reporter who would rather cause drama than report on it and you’ve got yourself a British farce. I lived in the UK for a... Read more »

When the Cape Chooses the Hero- NMTC's "The Incredible Hank"

When the Cape Chooses the Hero- NMTC's "The Incredible Hank"
New Millennium’s latest offering, The Incredible Hank is indeed the stuff of early Saturday morning cartoons (as mentioned as the company’s inspiration in their publicity materials). Written and directed by founding company member, Alex B. Reynolds, The Incredible Hank takes us on a 90 minute journey of reluctant heroes, bumbling sidekicks, and goonies who just... Read more »

EDGE Theatre Presents Illyria: A Shakespearean Fantasy

EDGE Theatre Presents Illyria: A Shakespearean Fantasy
I sat down to talk to Tiffany Keane Schaefer, the director of EDGE Theatre’s upcoming one-weekend only production of Illyria: A Shakespearean Fantasy to find out a little more about the production and why you should get your Shakespeare fix this weekend. What inspired you to want to direct Illyria: A Shakespearean Fantasy? I have always... Read more »
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Comic Book Writer Kyle Higgin’s Short Film to be shown at the 5th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival

Comic Book Writer Kyle Higgin’s Short Film to be shown at the 5th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival
Otherworld Theatre Company, Chicago’s premier Science Fiction and Fantasy theatre company was delighted to receive a submission from Kyle Higgins for their annual Juggernaut Film Festival. For those who may not know, Kyle Higgins is a comic book writer best known for his work on the DC Comics Batman series. Kyle actually grew up in... Read more »

Chicago's Hidden Gem: The 5th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival

Chicago's Hidden Gem: The 5th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival
Do you love Science Fiction and Fantasy stories? Do you love film-making? Do you love sitting back, relaxing, and being transported to other worlds? Then THIS is the event for you. This one-day event celebrates Science Fiction and Fantasy films from around the world. This is the 5th annual Juggernaut Film Festival and is presented... Read more »

REVIEW: A Seat at the Devil’s Table or Sherlock Holmes: Almost Got Him

REVIEW: A Seat at the Devil’s Table or Sherlock Holmes: Almost Got Him
There is an episode of American Horror Story: Hotel that features an annual dinner hosted by famed serial killer James March and his maniacal dinner guests John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Aileen Wuornos, and Richard Ramirez. This was one of my favourite scenes in the entire American Horror story anthology- it was raucous, rowdy, and... Read more »
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What I Saw: America's Rural White Women

If you met me now, you would never guess- That I grew up in a town of 5,000 people in Steve King territory, Iowa. To put this into perspective, the building where I currently work holds 3,500 employees. A majority of my hometown could work in this singular building. What I saw as I grew... Read more »

Trials of Epic Dreaming

Trials of Epic Dreaming
I had the pleasure of seeing Disney’s The Little Mermaid out at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL last Friday. One of the gals in my Perfectly Magical Disneybound group was able to reach out to her costume creator friend for some comp tickets, and the four of us ladies set out for an evening... Read more »

New Year, New Fantasy Podcasts!

New Year, New Fantasy Podcasts!
It’s a new year and a great time to add some local podcasts to your rotation! I am really pleased to announce that my friend Bennett Bottero and I have teamed up with VStheUNIVERSE as a part of their growing podcast network. Bennett and I  have been working toward a dream of doing a Disney-centric... Read more »
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Underwhelmed but Still One with The Force: Rogue One

Underwhelmed but Still One with The Force: Rogue One
**Major spoilers ahead… do not read unless you have seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story***  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens on the Erso family being torn apart by Imperial weapons developer Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and his cronies. Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelson) is taken away to continue his work on the Death... Read more »