Posts in category "American Theatre Company"

EXTENDED "RENT" (American Theater, About Face Theatre): Pay Up and Get Your Bohemian On!

EXTENDED "RENT" (American Theater, About Face Theatre):  Pay Up and Get Your Bohemian On!
#103.  I’ve seen the movie RENT.  I’ve listened to my friends belt out RENT show tunes at Sidetracks.  And I’ve certainly known my share of artists struggling to pay the rent. American Theater Company, in conjunction with About Face Theatre, presents RENT.  It’s East Village in NYC circa 1990.  A bunch of bohemians are living... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru March 11th "DISGRACED" (American Theater Company): MUST SEE!

#22. When I was in Morocco, I was sensitive to the Muslim culture.  I stayed covered up.  I didn’t wear a burka but I did wear long sleeves, pants and a scarf around my neck.  One day on a crowded street, I got separated from my group.  A young local confronted me hissing and shrilling... Read more »

2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks

2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks
From the first show of the year, Trap Door’s “HamletMachine” to the final opening of the year, last night’s “The Addams Family,” 2011 was a banner year for theatre in Chicago.  250+ theatre companies produced over 400+ shows.  Big blockbuster touring epics like Les Miserables to no-frills, all-poignant productions at ShawChicago entertained the Chicagoland masses. ... Read more »
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"The Amish Project" (American Theatre Company): SEE IT!

On October 2, 2006, ten Amish girls were shot in their classroom.  The massacre stunned the nation.  But what occurred next, really was shocking.  The Amish community forgave the assailant.  The American Theatre Company presents The Amish Project.  Based on the actual events in Nickel Mine, Pennsylvania, Playwright Jessica Dickey retells the story from different... Read more »

Review "The Original Grease": HILARIOUS, Raunchy Romp!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 6th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers American Theater Company presents THE ORIGINAL GREASEBook, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren CaseyMusical direction by Roberta DuchakDirected by PJ PaparelliThursdays and Fridays at 8pmSaturdays at 3pm and 8pmSundays at 3pmThru June 26th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN "The Big Meal": Reservations Recommended!

American Theater Company presents    The Big Meal     Written by Dan LeFranc Directed by Dexter Bullard at American Theater, 1909 W. Byron (map) EXTENDED through March 27  |  tickets: $20-$40  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh By the time an average person is 50 years old, he will have consumed over 50,000 meals. Annual... Read more »
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"MEAL" then "RAIN" to "HUSTLE" a "...GRIN" to "MIND" "MOONSTONE"

The Super Bowl kicks of some super theatre before V.D.! 2.7.11 The Big Meal at American Theatre Company 2.8.11 Rain by Broadway in Chicago at Ford Oriental Theatre 2.10.11  Do The Hustle at WritersTheatre 2.11.11 Lohengrin at Lyric Opera 2.12.11 Trouble in Mind at The Artistic Home 2.13.11 The Moonstone at Lifeline Theatre

Review "Mamet Repertory": Cox-ed for Success!

American Theatre Company presentsTHE MAMET REPERTORY: “OLEANNA” and “SPEED-THE-PLOW”At 1909 W. Byron Street Written by David MametDirected by Rick Snyder “OLEANNA” Thru October 30th “SPEED-THE-PLOW” Thru October 31stBuy Tickets  Running Times:  “OLEANNA” is sixty minutes. “SPEED-THE-PLOW” is eighty minutes.  No intermissions. Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘You asked me to come.  I don’t understand.’  Common language... Read more »

Starting at '1001' en route to 'Detroit' then 'Wuthering Heights' will push 'This Lady' to Mamet-palooza!

The theatre weekend starts on Thursday goes through Monday! 1001 by Collaboraction Theatre at The Chopin Detroit at Steppenwolf Theatre Wuthering Heights at Lifeline Theatre This Lady is not for Burning by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe MAMET-PALOOOZA:  Oleanna and Speed-in-the-Plow at America Theatre Company Check back for my impressions of the opening performances!... Read more »
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Review "Welcome to Arroyo": DJ Duo is Rapper's Delight!

American Theater Company presents WELCOME TO ARROYO1909 W. Byron StreetWritten by Kristoffer DiazDirected by Jaime CastenedaThru May 16th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a ten minute delay start and ten minute intermission. By Katy Walsh Tupac, Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, Raina Rae?   The hip-hop culture started in the South Bronx in... Read more »