Posts in category "Mary Arrchie Theatre"

"Uncle Bob" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Needs Heat

"Uncle Bob" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  Needs Heat
Playwright Austin Pendleton ‘goes there’ in his tip-toe-through-taboo-territory.  Pendleton explores the long-term connectivity of two men. Uncle Bob is a cantankerous hermit. Josh is his highly-agitated nephew.  Their relationship is built on raw honesty and a tortured kinship.  They spar with intellectual acidity.  Both men believe they are ‘uncompromising failures.‘  They are stuck together in a misery-loves-company... Read more »

REMOUNTED AND RE-EXTENDED THRU Aug 25th "The Glass Menagerie" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Crystallizes with Bittersweet Shimmer

REMOUNTED  AND RE-EXTENDED THRU Aug 25th "The Glass Menagerie" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  Crystallizes with Bittersweet Shimmer
Mary Arrchie Theatre presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE.  A homeless man contemplates his past.  Tom Wingfield narrates this memory play about his childhood.  He remembers his overbearing mother, his fragile sister, his absent father and the gentleman caller.  A faded southern belle, his mom constantly berated her children…even as adults.  Her grandiose memories of her own... Read more »

"Geography of a Horse Dreamer" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Dissection of a Dreamer

"Geography of a Horse Dreamer" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Dissection of a Dreamer
Dreaming is a powerful process.  The body goes into a resting state.  The brain uses the downtime to percolate on life happenings.  It sorts through unfinished business.  And it runs scenarios of possible outcomes.  I believe the mind predicts the future all the time.  The key is to remember the dreams. Mary Arrchie Theatre presents... Read more »
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"Electra" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Brilliant AND Annoying

"Electra" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  Brilliant AND Annoying
“I do hate Greek drama where everything happens off stage.” -Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Well, Mags, there is a whole lot of stuff going on stage in this Greek drama. #140.  Mary Arrchie Theatre, in association with Illinois State University, presents ELECTRA. Family dysfunction never goes out of style.  Plays written as early as 410 BC put... Read more »

"Superior Donuts" (Mary Arrchie): Baked Goodness with a little Bite

"Superior Donuts" (Mary Arrchie):  Baked Goodness with a little Bite
#36.  I like to hang with young people.  They can drive me crazy with their unearned arrogance.  But they also can inspire me with their idealism. As I get older, my optimism continually gets attacked by my growing cynicism. The challenge is not to go with the familiar and comfortable but to embrace the new... Read more »

"Red Light Winter" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Sublime Cast Lingers...sometimes too long!

"Red Light Winter" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  Sublime Cast Lingers...sometimes too long!
Connection!?  It’s the perfect excuse not to pursue a relationship.  ‘I didn’t feel a connection.‘  What exactly was missing?  Sweaty palms?  Stomach fluttering?  G-tingling? We use the absence of this determining sensation to cease continuation.  When we do feel IT… some physical symptom… our pursuit knows no bounds.  We want THAT feeling to continue.  So,... Read more »
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Final Chance to See "A Cowboy" Going for "Cherry" or "Wood" in "F#cking Men" love that "Parallelogram"!

         Final weekend to see four summer hits…        Late: A Cowboy Song at Piven Theatre Cherrywood at Mary Arrchie Theatre F#cking Men at Bailiwick Chicago   Parallelogram at Steppenwolf Theatre    

Review "Cherrywood": P-A-R-T-Y AND B.Y.O.B.

   Mary-Arrchie Theatre presents    Cherrywood: The Modern Day Comparable     Written by Kirk Lynn Directed by David Cromer at Angel Island Theatre, 735 W. Sheridan (map) through August 8th  |  tickets:  $13-$22  |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh Fliers announce ‘Party Tonite for anyone who wants a change.’ Mary-Arrchie Theatre presents the Midwest... Read more »