Posts in category "Profiles Theatre"

Hellcab (Profiles Theatre): Dillion Drives this Cab like a Star

Hellcab (Profiles Theatre):  Dillion Drives this Cab like a Star
Reviewed by Katrina Wyss Profiles Theatre presents Hellcab. Hellcab was a chance to ride alongside a grumpy, yet emotional driver through the streets of Chicago on Christmas Eve. Although the play introduces the audience to many charming and quirky characters portrayed amazingly by actors in just a few minutes on stage. Not many actors can... Read more »

"Wrecks" (Profiles Theatre): Brilliantly Blindsiding

"Wrecks" (Profiles Theatre):  Brilliantly Blindsiding
Profiles Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of WRECKS. John Judd (Edward) stars in this one man show.  Judd is a widower at the funeral home.  His wife has died and he has escaped the mourners to smoke in a side room.  He addresses the audience like bystanders to the tragedy of his life.  And he... Read more »

"In God's Hat" (Profiles Theatre): Exactly what Profiles does best

"In God's Hat" (Profiles Theatre): Exactly what Profiles does best
Profiles Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of IN GOD’S HAT. This show kicks off Profiles’ 25th Anniversary Season.  Throughout this performance, my resonating thought was IN GOD’S HAT is pure Profiles.  It’s an edgy drama with bursts of dark comedy about the underbelly of society. The portrayal of humanity is both disgusting and endearing.  ... Read more »
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"In The Company of Men" (Profiles Theatre): Lacking the LaBute Punch

"In The Company of Men" (Profiles Theatre):  Lacking the LaBute Punch
Profiles Theatre presents the World Premiere of IN THE COMPANY OF MEN. I’ve seen a number of Neil LaBute’s plays.  His dialogue is riddled with profanity and comedy.  His characters are usually acerbic.  And the drama typically twists and warps unexpectedly.  I’m often left marred for life after a LaBute show.  His nuggets of wisdom... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN THRU February 24th "Hellcab" (Profiles Theatre): Slick Transitions and Memorable Characters

EXTENDED AGAIN THRU February 24th "Hellcab" (Profiles Theatre):  Slick Transitions and Memorable Characters
Profiles Theatre presents Hellcab in its 20th Anniversary production.  It’s Christmas Eve in Chicago. A taxi driver starts his holiday shift picking up church goers at 6:30am and ends it with a late night run to Melrose Diner. In between, it’s a mad parade of drunks and punks in and out of the backseat. The cabdriver is looking... Read more »

After (Profiles Theatre): Martinez's Unforgettable Chicago Debut

After (Profiles Theatre):  Martinez's Unforgettable Chicago Debut
A lot happened from 1995-2012.  I can’t imagine having missed it.  Or can I? Profiles Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of AFTER.  The good news is DNA proved that Monty is innocent.  The bad news is the exoneration came 17 years late.  Monty went to prison at 17. And now at 34, he is free. ... Read more »
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"Sweet and Sad" (Profiles Theatre): Cast is Perfect in Human Imperfection!

"Sweet and Sad" (Profiles Theatre): Cast is Perfect in Human Imperfection!
As adults when all my sisters finally gather around a table for a meal, it’s usually a special occasion of some kind.  It takes a holiday for the four of us to step out of our different worlds and step back into familial.  As the wine is poured, the meal conversation usually eases from surface... Read more »

"In a Forest, Dark and Deep" (Profiles Theatre): Brother vs Sister Smackdown!

"In a Forest, Dark and Deep" (Profiles Theatre): Brother vs Sister Smackdown!
“Truth hurts, don’t it?’ -Bobby and Betty’s family motto #84.  Profiles Theatre presents the American premiere of IN A FOREST, DARK AND DEEP.  Betty needs to move out of her cabin.  She recruits her brother Bobby to pack.  They haven’t spent any time together lately.  Betty thinks Bobby is a loud-mouth, judgmental Neanderthal.  Bobby thinks... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN Thru May 27th "Bachelorette" (Profiles Theatre): Mean Girls Grown-up, Coked-up & F#cked-up!

EXTENDED AGAIN Thru May 27th "Bachelorette" (Profiles Theatre): Mean Girls Grown-up, Coked-up & F#cked-up!
#26.  I have been Maid of Honor – 4 times.  I have been a bridesmaid – 3 times.  I have been overweight – all the time. Profiles Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of Bachelorette.  Becky is getting married.  Her Maid of Honor decides to throw a wedding eve bash in Becky’s suite.  She invites Katie and Gena to... Read more »
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EXTEND THRU February 19th: "Assisted Living" (Profiles Theatre)

My mom used to have a bright yellow Volkswagon.  She loved her Bug with the daisy in the flowerholder.  The car was the Herbie’s cheerful grandma version.  Driving it was like being in a 1950’s sitcom.  Strangers would wave.  In parking lots, kids would come up and talk to it.  So, when mom traded it... Read more »