Posts in category "Mortar Theatre"

"Seek and Ye Shall Find" (Mortar Theatre): Tour de Force

"Seek and Ye Shall Find" (Mortar Theatre): Tour de Force
Q: What do you get when the Million Man March intersects with the Gay Pride Parade? A: Sentell Harper as the tour de force Grand Marshal. Sentell Harper is sensational in his one man show. As the writer and performer, he confronts his own prejudice against gay black men. Sentell takes a journey on the Red Line... Read more »

"Bombs, Babes and Bingo" (Mortar Theatre): Clever Premise

In moments of great sadness, I often swallow a great one liner or life musing.  It’s a curse and a gift that in times of grief, I see humor.  Funeral, break-up, argument, it doesn’t matter the situation – something funny usually occurs to me.  Sometimes I give into sharing the joke.  The comedic release can... Read more »

"Corazon De Manzana" (Mortar Theatre): Human Complexity to the Core

"Corazon De Manzana" (Mortar Theatre):  Human Complexity to the Core
My sister Cindy and I use to stick toothpicks into our Barbies’ heads.  Sometimes, it was to give them a fashionable up-do.  And sometimes, it was just to dishevel their appearances.  With the Dream House AND the dune buggy, our Barbies’ lives were a little too perfect.  They needed a reality check on life’s hardships. ... Read more »
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Review "Mother Bear": Fast-Moving, Semi Comedy, Big-Wheeling Thriller!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd   Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Mortar Theatre presents MOTHER BEAR At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Written by Jayme McGhan Directed by Jason Boat Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Thru June 19th  Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and 5... Read more »

Review "I AM MONTANA": Consuming Journey of Self-Discovery

        Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 10th Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Mortar Theatre presents I AM MONTANA At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Written by Samuel D. Hunter Directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Thru May 7th ... Read more »

Review "Under America": IN Range But OVER Target

Mortar Theatre presents UNDER AMERICAAt Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. SouthportWritten by Jacob JuntunenDirected by Rachel Edwards HarvithThru September 26th Buy TicketsRunning time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes two 10-minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh Robbed at knife point, raped in a tunnel, surrounded by cats:  What’s real?  And what’s a horrible hallucination conjured up... Read more »
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Seeing "Jailbait" before "Billy" only "Under America" can a "Hideous" "Memory" Come True!

Back to school for the kids.  Back to theatre for Chicago!  September has a plethora of choices for theatre goers.  With so much good stuff going up, I’m setting out on a marathon paced month with 25 shows.  First up this holiday weekend…. 09.01.10   Jailbait at Profiles Theatre 09.02.10  Billy Elliot the Musical by Broadway in... Read more »

Review "Inherit the Whole": Buried Treasure!

Mortar Theatre presentsINHERIT THE WHOLE at Athenaeum Theatre2936 N. SouthportWritten by Dana Lynn FormbyDirected by Jason BoatThru June 27th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  One hundred and five minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Nothing or something divided by three or five.  A trio of brothers and two wives battle over the inheritance... Read more »