Posts in category "Remy Bumppo"

"An Inspector Calls" (Remy Bumppo): :(

"An Inspector Calls" (Remy Bumppo):       :(
Remy Bumppo presents AN INSPECTOR CALLS. This show was billed as an Agatha Christie style mystery with a twist.  The only mystery to me is how AN INSPECTOR CALLS had an award-winning revival in the 1990s. Playwright J.B. Priestley debuted his post WWII play in 1945.  Having experienced active combat shared equally by classes, Priestley... Read more »

"Northanger Abbey" (Remy Bumppo): The Price is Right!

"Northanger Abbey" (Remy Bumppo):  The Price is Right!
The name Jane Austen is synonymous with romance.  “Sense and Sensibility” and “Emma” are well-known examples of the author’s commitment to describing 18th Century courtship.  Along with her fondness for young women’s marital quests, Austen’s writings also built in a strong social commentary. Her love stories involved surmounting economic class and societal expectations.  And now her legendary... Read more »

"Creditors" (Remy Bumppo): 'Comedy with a Vengeance'?! ...yeah, not so much

"Creditors" (Remy Bumppo):  'Comedy with a Vengeance'?!  ...yeah, not so much
Remy Bumppo Think Theatre presents Creditors. Three artists + two marriages = one big mess. Adolph is a temperamental painter. Gustav is a headstrong writer. Tekla is a flirtatious writer. Adolph worries that his wife doesn’t respect him and may be cheating on him. Gustav builds Adolph’s distrust with wild theories and accusations. Gustav pushes... Read more »
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"You Never Can Tell" (Remy Bumppo): Introducing the Dazzling Duo of Miller and Weisman

"You Never Can Tell" (Remy Bumppo):  Introducing the Dazzling Duo of Miller and Weisman
Remy Bumppo presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL.  It’s circa 1895. The Clandons are on holiday at a seaside resort.  Mrs. Clandon, a single parent, has raised her daughter Gloria and the twins, Dolly and Philip, to be independent, broad thinkers.  When Dolly gets a tooth pulled, her dentist, Valentine, dislodges plenty of stuff to chew... Read more »

"Seascape" (Remy Bumppo): Thought-provoking Deconstruction and Evolution

"Seascape" (Remy Bumppo):  Thought-provoking Deconstruction and Evolution
CHARLIE:  It’s called flux.  And it’s always going on; right now, to all of us. SARAH (shy):  Is it…is it for the better? CHARLIE:  Is it for the better?  I don’t know.  Progress is a set of assumptions. Remy Bumppo presents SEASCAPE. Nancy and Charlie are a couple with grown children.  Sarah and Leslie are... Read more »

EXTENDS Thru May 6th"Chesapeake" (Remy Bumppo): Anderson IS the Blessing!

EXTENDS Thru May 6th"Chesapeake" (Remy Bumppo): Anderson IS the Blessing!
“Are there miracles in life?…I for one know that there are.  And because I know this, I recognize that there are dimensions of life that we do not understand and that we must explore.  If we fail to examine publicly and persistently and collectively the innermost nature of life, we lose our right to call... Read more »
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"Changes of Heart" (Remy Bumppo Theatre): Potential But I Don't Love it!

"Changes of Heart" (Remy Bumppo Theatre): Potential But I Don't Love it!
Love is kooky!  Why do we love certain people?  How can love consume us and then delude us?  When do we know that this love is the real, everlasting kind?  In second grade, I came up with a theory to test the depths of the connection.  Up against Kardashian nonsense and Demi heartache, my school... Read more »

"Mourning Becomes Electra" (Remy Bumppo Theatre): Family Femme Fatale Feud

"Mourning Becomes Electra" (Remy Bumppo Theatre):  Family Femme Fatale Feud
Mama’s boy.  Daddy’s little girl.  Harmless phrases of endearment?  Or the beginning of some incestual love triangle that will eventually lead to death? Remy Bumppo presents Chicago’s premiere of Edelstein’s MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA.  Christine is beautiful.  All men want her! Her husband. Her daughter’s boyfriend. Her son.  She has worked hard to become the object... Read more »

Review "The Goat Or, Who is Sylvia?": Not Just Another Bleating Heart Hook-up

Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 10th Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? At Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln  Written by Edward Allbee Directed by James Bohnen Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:30pm Thru May 8th ... Read more »
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Review "The Importance of Being Earnest": Wildely Entertaining!

Remy Bumppo presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTAt Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N. LincolnWritten by Oscar WildeDirected by Shawn DouglassWednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 2:30pm Additional matinees scheduledThru January 9th BUY TICKETS Running Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes with two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh SWF ISO EARNEST.  Women want a man... Read more »