Posts in category "The Hypocrites"

"Ivywild" (The-Hypocrites): Amusement on Kays-Torrence Ride

"Ivywild" (The-Hypocrites):  Amusement on Kays-Torrence Ride
The Hypocrites present the world premiere of IVYWILD. Director Halena Kays and Playwright Jay Torrence team up together to make another historical spectacle.  Last year, they re-imagined the fire at Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre with the highly successful Neo-futurists’ run of “Burning Bluebeard.”  Now, the true tall tales of Bathhouse John is getting the Kays-Torrence treatment.... Read more »

"Coriolanus" (The Hypocrites): WARNING: Show Attacks with Brutal Force

"Coriolanus" (The Hypocrites):  WARNING:  Show Attacks with Brutal Force
The Hypocrites presents Coriolanus.  The world is at war.  Territories are gained and lost by the sword.  Men are fighting for power and honor.  Coriolanus returns home the conquering hero.  His battles were epic. His missions were practically suicidal.  His wounds are fresh.  He did it all for love!  His love of country made him... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Jan 19th "The Mikado" (The Hypocrites): Doubles the Pleasure!

EXTENDED Thru Jan 19th "The Mikado" (The Hypocrites):  Doubles the Pleasure!
What would you do for love?  Send roses?  Sing serenades? Pledge vows? Die decapitated?  Or be  buried alive? The Hypocrites present THE MIKADO as part of its Gilbert & Sullivan rep. The Mikado (Emperor of Japan) has proclaimed that flirting is a crime punishable by death.  A traveling musician and a young lady perpetrate the... Read more »
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"The Fall of the House of Usher" (The Hypocrites): Continues the Rise of the Era of Graney!

"The Fall of the House of Usher" (The Hypocrites):  Continues the Rise of the Era of Graney!
#160. The Hypocrites present the world premiere adaptation of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER.  A mysterious letter has prompted a woman to visit her childhood friend, Usher.  He wrote that he is inflicted with medical maladies and requests her in-person assessment.  Upon arrival, the woman gets sucked into the enigma of Usher’s home... Read more »

"Romeo Juliet" (The Hypocrites): Full-Bodied Experience!

"Romeo Juliet" (The Hypocrites):  Full-Bodied Experience!
When someone invites me to their house, I expect to feel at home.  Give me something to drink.  Maybe something to eat. Ask me to take my shoes off but let me have the option of keeping them on.  Make me feel welcomed and loved.  And if a fight should breakout, ensure no one gets... Read more »

"Six Characters In Search Of An Author" (The Hypocrites): CLEVER!

"Six Characters In Search Of An Author" (The Hypocrites):  CLEVER!
#31.  As a writer, I have many unfinished stories.  I get an intriguing idea for a book or play.  I start to create.  My characters get names, personalities, and objectives.  As they become real to me, I hear their voices in my head and I work to record it.  I strive to put it in... Read more »
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Review The Hypocrite's "Pirates of Penzance": Playful Promenade for Buried Pleasure.

The Hypocrites present PIRATES OF PENZANCEAt Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division StreetMusic by Arthur SullivanLibretto by W.S. GilbertNew musical arrangements by Kevin O’DonnellDirected by Sean GraneyThursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmNo performances December 23rd – January 4th Thru January 30th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  80 minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Turning 21... Read more »

I'm dreaming of "Pirates" followed by a "White Christmas"!

Only two shows before the holiday (Christmas) break… 12.14.10  Pirates of Penzance by The Hypocrites at Chopin Theatre   12.16.10  White Christmas by Broadway in Chicago at Bank of America Theatre  … i want to open more theatre gifts but I’ll have to wait for Santa.

Review "K.": Klunky Kontrasts (dis)Konnects Klever Kaos!

The-Hypocrites present K.At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. DivisionAdapted from Franz Kafka’s “The Trial”Written and directed by Greg AllenThursdays thru Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmThru November 28th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Doors slam.  Matches light.  Clocks tick.  ‘Always eggs!’  The-Hyprocrites present K., an adaptation on Franz... 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 »