Posts in category "The Artistic Home"

"The Goddess" (The Artistic Home): Honest, True-Hollywood Revelations

"The Goddess" (The Artistic Home):  Honest, True-Hollywood Revelations
The Artistic Home presents THE GODDESS. Screen-playwright Paddy Chayefsky penned a Hollywood exposé.  He wrote about small town, unloved Emily Ann blossoming into Tinsel Town siren Rita.  Although Chayefsky denies that she is based on Marilyn Monroe, his Rita also became entangled with a sports celebrity and drugs on her climb to fame. The glamour of her... Read more »

"Beaten" (The Artistic Home): American Masterpiece Debut

"Beaten" (The Artistic Home):  American Masterpiece Debut
The Artistic Home presents the World Premiere of BEATEN. Playwright Scott Woldman debuts a compelling triple generational tale.  Woldman tells the story of the impact of domestic violence on three women in one household.  We see these women’s lives unravel into a pile of tangled knots.  Their relationships with men and to each other are... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru May 25th "The Night of the Iguana" (The Artistic Home): Brings the heat!

EXTENDED Thru May 25th "The Night of the Iguana" (The Artistic Home):  Brings the heat!
The Artistic Home presents THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, the first production in their new artistic home.  Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon is having a nervous breakdown.  He had an affair with a Sunday school teacher.  And now his congregation hates him.  So, he runs away to Puerto Vallarta and drags a bus of sight-seers with... Read more »
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"The American Plan" (The Artistic Home): Robust Story of Dream Chasers!

"The American Plan" (The Artistic Home):  Robust Story of Dream Chasers!
JOSH:  What’s your plan? ME:  To be happy! JOSH:  And how does that happen? ME:  No idea… The Artistic Home presents THE AMERICAN PLAN.  Lili is a poor, little, rich girl.  She’s mercurial.  And Eva, her mother, believes Lili requires constant surveillance and prescriptions for her emotional fits. Eva guards Lili from life’s undesirable elements. ... Read more »

"Tea and Sympathy" (The Artistic Home): Thought-Provoking Subject Matter

"Tea and Sympathy" (The Artistic Home):  Thought-Provoking Subject Matter
#57.  Jock, fairy, slut, bully… labels have transcended time.  But how has our reaction to them stood the test of decades? Do we continue to be bystanders against or advocates for individuality? The Artistic Home presents TEA AND SYMPATHY.  It’s the 1950’s.  A quick dip at the local swimming hole leads to destruction at an... Read more »

"A Touch of Poet" (The Artistic Home): Powerful Pretend!

Life is a lot of work! Shelter, food, survival are the results of hard labor.  The upper class believes they are above the daily drudgery.  They embrace a lifestyle of privilege.  Their every comfort is someone else’s responsibility.   And if they can afford it, more power to them.  Entitlement comes at a cost. The Artistic... Read more »
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Review "MARISOL": Apocalyptic with a Sense of Humor

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 23rd  Narrated by Joshua Volkers   The Artistic Home presents MARISOL Reviewed by Katy Walsh Credit card users are tortured for maxing out.  Commuters are beaten with golf clubs.  And perhaps worst of all, coffee is extinct.  Welcome to the Bronx in the Millennium!... Read more »

Review "Trouble in Mind": Rehearsed Discrimination Simmers to a Boil!

The Artistic Home presents TROUBLE IN MINDAt 3914 N. ClarkWritten by Alice ChildressDirected by Vaun MonroeThursdays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 3pmThru March 20thBuy TicketsRunning Time:  One hour and forty-five minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh According to Shakespeare, ‘all the world is a stage.’  People are constantly acting... Read more »

"MEAL" then "RAIN" to "HUSTLE" a "...GRIN" to "MIND" "MOONSTONE"

The Super Bowl kicks of some super theatre before V.D.! 2.7.11 The Big Meal at American Theatre Company 2.8.11 Rain by Broadway in Chicago at Ford Oriental Theatre 2.10.11  Do The Hustle at WritersTheatre 2.11.11 Lohengrin at Lyric Opera 2.12.11 Trouble in Mind at The Artistic Home 2.13.11 The Moonstone at Lifeline Theatre
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EXTENDS Thru Jan 16th Review "Sweet Bird of Youth": Princess Rescues Bittersweet Trip Home!

The Artistic Home presents SWEET BIRD OF YOUTHAt 3914 N. ClarkWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by Dale CalandraThursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm,Sundays at 3pmEXTENDS Thru January 16th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh You can’t go home again… especially if you did something... Read more »