Archive for May 2010

Review "Sizwe Banzi is Dead": Fugard Snaps a Powerful Picture

Court Theatre presents SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD At 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona Directed by Ron OJ Parson Thru June 13th Buy Tickets Running Time: One hour and forty-five minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   ‘We own nothing but ourselves.  The only thing... Read more »

Review "Body Awareness": Rips Off The Skin To Expose The Guts!

Profiles Theatre presents BODY AWARENESSAt 4147 N. BroadwayWritten by Annie BakerDirected by Benjamin ThiemThru June 27th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  One hour and twenty minutes with no intermission Repetitive routines, unusual preoccupation with a particular subject, inability to empathize:  Asperger Syndrome?  Or someone in a ‘bad place’?    Profiles Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of BODY AWARENESS,... Read more »

Review "Fuerza Bruta: Look Up": Pulsating Immersion!

Broadway in Chicago and Ozono Producciones presents   Fuerza Bruta: Look Up   Created by Diqui James Music composed by Gaby Kerpel at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map) through July 11th  |  tickets: $47-$77  |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh Dance music blaring, strobe lights flashing, neon straws glowing… and that’s preshow in... Read more »
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Review "Jacob and Jack": Witty with a Schmeer of the Absurd!

Victory Gardens presents   Jacob and Jack   Written by James Sherman Directed by Dennis Zacek at Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln (map) thru June 20th  |  tickets: $20-$48   |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh  ‘You must be a good actor. You’re not good-looking enough to make it in L.A. unless you were a... Read more »

Review "Odd Couple": Filthy Fun... the G-rated Kind!

Raven Theatre presents THE ODD COUPLEAt 6157 N. ClarkWritten by Neil SimonDirected by Michael MenendianThru August 7thBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘We’re out of cornflakes.  FU’:  a loving note from a roommate?  Raven Theatre presentsTHE ODD COUPLE, a play by Neil Simon.  The Tony Award winning... Read more »

Review "2,000 Feet Away": American Gothic Masterpiece

Steep Theatre presents 2,000 FEET AWAYAt 1115 W. Berwyn  Written by Anthony WeighDirected by Jimmy McDermottThru June 26th Buy TicketsRunning Time: Ninety-five minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘What if there was no river to go to?’  The question is asked repeatedly without resolution to the Pied Piper’s potential dilemma in rat extermination. ... Read more »
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Review "THE 39 STEPS": Hitchcock Spoof is CUTE!

Broadway in Chicago presents THE 39 STEPSBank of America Theatre, 18 W. MonroeAdapted by Patrick BarlowBased on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby DimonBased on the book by John BuchanDirected by Maria Aitken Thru May 30th Buy TicketsRunning Time: One hour and fifty minutes with a fifteen minute intermission BY Katy Walsh THE... Read more »

Review "Ghost Sonata": The Original 'LOST'

The Oracle Theatre presents GHOST SONATAAt 3809 N. BroadwayWritten by August StrindbergDirected by Max TruaxThru June 19th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  80 minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘When a house grows older, it molders.  When people are together for a longtime in a house, they go mad.’  The Oracle Theatre presents GHOST SONATA,... Read more »

Review "Lady X": The Cat's Meow!

Hell in a Handbag Productions presents   Lady X   Written by David Cerda Directed by Derek Czaplewski at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark (map) through June 19th  |  tickets: $15-$20  |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh  ‘These are laugh lines.’ ‘Must have been one hell of a joke!’ Hell in a Handbag Productions... Read more »
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Review "A Streetcar Named Desire": Get A Ticket for a Captivating Ride!

Writers’ Theatre presentsA STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At 325 Tudor Court in GlencoeWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by David CromerThru August 15thBuy TicketsRunning time:  Three hours with two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘I don’t want realism.  I want magic!’  In this production, the audience gets both! Writers’ Theatre presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by... Read more »