Posts in category "Rivendell Theatre Ensemble"

"The Electric Baby" (Rivendell Theatre): Illuminating!

"The Electric Baby" (Rivendell Theatre):  Illuminating!
Potatoes under the arms absorb odor. Whiskey soaked socks cure a cough. A banana peel on the head makes a headache go away. Stefanie Zadravec’s play immediately charms as Kathy Logelin (Natalia) shares homespun remedies for ailments. The no-nonsense, sage-like Logelin captivates with her old world knowledge. Perched on one side of the theatre, Logelin... Read more »

"American Wee-Pie" (Rivendell Theatre): Scrumptious!

"American Wee-Pie" (Rivendell Theatre):  Scrumptious!
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere of AMERICAN WEE-PIE.  Zed’s mom died.  He returns to his childhood home to bury her.  He runs into Linz, a former classmate.  She happily rattles on about the comings and goings of others from their youth.  He doesn’t remember any of the people.  He is not connected to... Read more »

"Wrens" (Rivendell Theatre): Loved These Birds!

"Wrens" (Rivendell Theatre):  Loved These Birds!
#179.  When I applied to college, we had to fill out an extensive questionnaire to be used for our dorm assignment.  It was a personality analysis.  It asked specific questions about life philosophies and sleeping habits.  The screening was thoroughly intimate.  When we arrived at school, we realized the matching was a little less scientific: ... Read more »
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"Crooked" (Rivendell Theatre): Straight-up Superb!

"Crooked" (Rivendell Theatre):  Straight-up Superb!
#117.  High school!?  A four year quest for peer acceptance.  Egads!  As I get older, the torture, the embarrassment, the awkwardness is muddled.  The experience becomes less “Breakfast Club” poignant original and more “Facts of Life” silly reruns. Now, deformities and all, I go to all my class reunions. I banter with everyone.  There are... Read more »

"Falling: A Wake" (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble): Quirky Love Story

#56. In the movie “Crash,” there is an unforgettable statement: ‘we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.‘   I believe that’s true.  People go about their daily routines with suppressed emotions.  It takes the jolt of an unexpected impact to release feelings. Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents the Midwest... Read more »

Review "26 Miles": Tripping with Your Mom!

    Teatro Vista and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble present     26 Miles     Written by Quiara Alegria Hudes Directed by Tara Mallen at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago (map) through November 21  |  tickets: $25  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh The distance between Philadelphia and Wyoming is 1,835 miles. The distance between a mother... Read more »
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7, 26, 3, K, 4: The combination to Rip Shaw before Seagull!

I’m mostly playing the numbers and letter this stretch of 8 in 7! 10.20.10  Seven Brides & Seven Brothers at Drury Lane Oakbrook 10.21.10  26 Miles by Teatro Vista and Rivendell Theatre at Chicago Dramatists 10.22.10  Rip Nelson by Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary’s Attic 10.23.10  Candide by ChicagoShaw at Ruth Page Theatre 10.23.10  3 Sisters... Read more »

"The Walls": Some Crazy Shit!

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents The Walls May 17 – June 20, 2009 The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted The Walls experiencing the treatment of mental illness through history. So many things worked for me in this production from the start, walking through a gallery of colorful paintings in juxtaposition with entering the theatre and its... Read more »

"These Shining Lives" Theatre Review: Find Time To See It!

These Shining Lives Rivendell Theatre Ensemble at the Raven Theatre October 25, 2009 Catherine is elated to be starting a new job painting 100+ watches a day at 8 cents a watch. Time is her friend? Or is it? Rivendell Theatre Ensemble remounts its critically acclaimed and Jeff Award nominated These Shining Lives. Directed by... Read more »
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