Archive for October 2010

Extends AGAIN Thru Jan 23rd: Lookingglass' "Peter Pan": Whimsical Spectacle Swirled in Dark Realism

EXTENDS THRU January 23rd Lookingglass Theatre presents PETER PANAt 821 N. MichiganAdapted from the books by J.M. BarrieAdapted and directed by Amanda DehnertWednesdays thru Sunday at 7:30pmSaturdays and Sundays at 2pm Thru December 12th BUY TICKETSRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Grown-ups pretending to be... Read more »

EXTENDS Thru Jan 16th Review "Sweet Bird of Youth": Princess Rescues Bittersweet Trip Home!

The Artistic Home presents SWEET BIRD OF YOUTHAt 3914 N. ClarkWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by Dale CalandraThursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm,Sundays at 3pmEXTENDS Thru January 16th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh You can’t go home again… especially if you did something... Read more »

Review "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof": More like a Kitten in a Tree

Raven Theatre presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF At 6157 N. ClarkWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by Michael MenendianThursdays, Friday, Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 3pmThru December 19th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two and a half hours includes two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh Mendacity has hit the fan at the Pollitts, the only way... Read more »
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"Bird" follows the "Cat" Before I "Pan" "The Art"!

Who needs candy?  I’m getting treated to Chicago Theatre AND I’m not the one who has to wear a costume. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Raven Theatre Sweet Bird of Youth at The Artistic Home Peter Pan at Lookingglass Theatre Mastering the Art at Timeline Theatre 

Review "The Four of Us": Bro-mance Satisfies with Fourplay!

Theater Wit presentsTHE FOUR OF US At 1229 W. BelmontWritten by Itamar MosesDirected by Jeremy WechslerFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 2:30pmEXTENDS THRU DECEMBER 18th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes without an intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Two people meet, connect and plan for a future together.  Distance and time shift the relationship.  They drift... Read more »

Review "The Seagull": Soars on Falls' Wings!

Goodman Theatre presents THE SEAGULLThe Owen Theatre, 170 N. DearbornWritten by Anton ChekhovAdapted and directed by Robert FallsTuesdays , Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays @ 7:30pmFridays, Saturdays @ 8pmSaturdays, Sundays @ 2pmThru November 21st Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Three hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Unrequited love only happens in bad novels.‘  Not so!  Sometimes... Read more »
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Review "K.": Klunky Kontrasts (dis)Konnects Klever Kaos!

The-Hypocrites present K.At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. DivisionAdapted from Franz Kafka’s “The Trial”Written and directed by Greg AllenThursdays thru Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmThru November 28th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Doors slam.  Matches light.  Clocks tick.  ‘Always eggs!’  The-Hyprocrites present K., an adaptation on Franz... Read more »

Review "Candida": Love Shawtime!

     ShawChicago presents      Candida    Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Robert Scogin at Ruth Page Theater, 1016 N. Dearborn (map) through November 8  |  tickets: $10-$22   |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  Everyone loves the Morells but nobody wants to talk about it! ShawChicago presents Candida, George Bernard Shaw‘s play about... Read more »

Review "Three Sisters": Ruhl's Version Exhausts!

Piven Theatre presents THREE SISTERSWritten by Anton ChekhovA new version by Sarah RuhlBased on a literal translation by Elise ThoronWith Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-NeshatiDirected by Joyce Piven Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays 2:30pmThru November 21st Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘We can... Read more »
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Review "26 Miles": Tripping with Your Mom!

    Teatro Vista and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble present     26 Miles     Written by Quiara Alegria Hudes Directed by Tara Mallen at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago (map) through November 21  |  tickets: $25  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh The distance between Philadelphia and Wyoming is 1,835 miles. The distance between a mother... Read more »