Posts tagged "Writers' Theatre"

Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody

Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody
What is Writers Theatre’s inaugural production of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody, now playing in their intimate black box Gillian Theatre, all about? Anyone who is a fan of classic theater should be able to figure this out rather quickly. Death of a ________? Streetcar Named ________? ____  _____ ___ Virginia... Read more »

Theater Review: Doubt at Writers Theatre

Theater Review: Doubt at Writers Theatre
Doubt: A Parable, currently running at Writers Theatre, utilizes a small cast and a site-specific installation to create maximum impact in its production by John Patrick Shanley and directed by William Brown at Glencoe Union Church. Shanley’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Doubt: A Parable, tells its compelling story of possible child abuse by a priest from... Read more »

Review: The Diary of Anne Frank at Writer's Theatre

Review: The Diary of Anne Frank at Writer's Theatre
“There are no walls, no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind.”—Otto Frank A cup of coffee, a warm bath, a breath of fresh air, a movie, things that most of us take for granted are what they longed for… As we enter the theater, we enter the world of Annelies Marie... Read more »
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Yellow Moon Review: Writers' Theatre Yellow Moon is Full of Heart

Yellow Moon Review: Writers' Theatre Yellow Moon is Full of Heart
The 50-seat Writers’ Theatre space at the back of the Books on Vernon bookstore in Glencoe is one of my favorite places to see intimate theatre. On the other hand, it must be a challenge to produce a show in this limited space even though Writers’ somehow manages to pull it off. Writers’ latest production,... Read more »

Sweet Charity Review: Fun, Good Times, Laughs at Writers' Theatre.

Sweet Charity Review: Fun, Good Times, Laughs at Writers' Theatre.
CHICAGO,  Friday, February 8, 2013. Do you want to have fun, good times? Then head to Glencoe and spend a little time at the Michael Halberstam Writers’ Theatre production of Sweet Charity.  This show may be just your ticket to brighten Chicago’s gray winter.  The big time, good times production is a feel good blast... Read more »

The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead at Writer's Theatre: See One Actress Transform Into Seven Characters.

Rhonda Russell, forty-something housewife, the redhead, as she reflects on her past. PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL BROSILOW. PICTURED: DEBORAH STAPLES.
Chicago, IL. Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead written by Robert Hewett and directed by Joseph Hanreddy, is now playing at Writer’s Theatre in their intimate Books on Vernon space.  The play is the perfect showcase for the talents of veteran actress Deborah Staples who transforms, on stage, into... Read more »
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A Little Night Music at Writers Theatre: A Night To Remember.

A Little Night Music at Writers Theatre: A Night To Remember.
Chicago, Friday, May 18, 2012. “A Little Night Music,” the Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) Hugh Wheeler (book) musical that opened on Broadway nearly 40 years ago is delighting audiences at Glencoe’s Writers’ Theatre in a sparkling new revival, directed by William Brown. Set in turn of the century Sweden, “A Little Night Music” has... Read more »

Writers' Theatre Revives Harold Pinter's Masterpiece, The Caretaker.

Writers' Theatre Revives Harold Pinter's Masterpiece, The Caretaker.
Glencoe’s Writers’ Theatre has selected Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, directed by Ron OJ Parson, for the second show in their 20th anniversary season.  They are staging the production in their intimate 50-seat space at 664 Vernon (Books on Vernon) in Glencoe–a near perfect setting for this landmark work. A compelling trio of talented actors command... Read more »

Theater in Chicago 2011: The Results Are In For the 43rd Annual Jeff Equity Awards.

Theater in Chicago 2011: The Results Are In For the 43rd Annual Jeff Equity Awards.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011.  A packed house of who’s who in theater were present last night at the Drury Lane Oakbrook as the 43rd annual Jeff Equity Awards celebrated the best of the best in Chicago Theater. The ceremony featured the awards (listed below) along with live performances from nominated musicals and video performances, special... Read more »
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