Posts in category "The New Colony"

"The Bear Suit of Happiness" (The New Colony): Sometimes a Drag

"The Bear Suit of Happiness" (The New Colony):  Sometimes a Drag
The New Colony presents the world premiere of The Bear Suit of Happiness.  It’s 1943.  At an American military base on an island in the Pacific, four soldiers are working on a show to entertain the troops.  Woody is the writer.  Frank is the composer.  Tom is the leading man.  And Norman is the diva-in-the-making.  The guys... Read more »

"Down and Derby" (The New Colony): Jamming Until It Hits Speed Bumps

"Down and Derby" (The New Colony):  Jamming Until It Hits Speed Bumps
The New Colony presents the world premiere of DOWN AND DERBY.  Larkin City, Ohio was hit by a tornado.  The small town suffered many deaths.  To change their mourning routine, sisters Rose and Lilly decide to start a roller derby team.  They recruit the town misfits.  When these gals put on their skates, they transform... Read more »

"Rise of the Numberless" (Bailiwick Chicago, The New Colony): Musical Mayhem!

"Rise of the Numberless" (Bailiwick Chicago, The New Colony):  Musical Mayhem!
#90.  Arriving at the Flat Iron Arts Building, we’re greeted by a guy looking like a runaway cast member of “Hair.”  He passes us off to another colorfully-clad guy.  They welcome us like friends and then covertly usher us up to the third floor.  The theatrical experience has begun.  At reception, we are stamped with... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru Aug 13th "5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche"(The New Colony): Gut-busting Perfection!

EXTENDED Thru Aug 13th "5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche"(The New Colony): Gut-busting Perfection!
With sexual orientation sensitivity, in a politically-correct era, and during Pride month, I laughed at lesbians!  Not a nervous chuckle.  Not a side snicker.  I laughed my ass off at lesbians.  The New Colony presents the world premiere of the full-length production of 5 LESBIANS EATNG A QUICHE.  In 1956, The Susan B. Anthony Society for... Read more »

Review "The Warriors": Victims Advance Lives with Humor!

      Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 3rd Narrated by Joshua Volkers     The New Colony presents THE WARRIORS At Second Stage, 3408 N. Sheffield Written by Evan Linder Conceived by Mary Hollis Inboden Directed by Benno Nelson Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 7:30pm Thru April... Read more »

Review "Pancake Breakfast": Big Stack of Sticky Family Drama with Nuts

    The New Colony presents     Pancake Breakfast     Written by Tara Sissom Directed by Sean Kelly at Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western (map) through Dec 19  |  tickets: $10-$25  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh Independence Day is an annual celebration of liberation. For Beatrice, this year is D-Day for the release of... Read more »
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It's a "Miracle" before "Christmas" then "Being Earnest" about a "Pancake"!

November ends with holiday classics, a Wilde favorite, and a new breakfast offering.    11.27.10  Miracle on 34th Street by Porchlight Theatre at Stage 773 11.28.10  Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre  11.29.10  Importance of Being Earnest by Remy Bumppo at Greenhouse Theatre 11.30.10  Pancake Breakfast by New Colony at Viaduct Theatre   Celebrating the holidays with... Read more »

This weekend "Escape From Happiness" with "That Sordid Little Story"

Humor of crazy family antics and/or a Bluesgrass road trip:  don’t miss two Chicago Storefront Theatre shows ending this weekend…   Infamous Commonweath Theatre’s Escape From Happiness at Raven Theatre   The New Colony’s That Sordid Little Story at Viaduct Theatre  

Review "That Sordid Little Story": A Jamming LONG Road Trip!

The New Colony presents THAT SORDID LITTLE STORY At Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western Co-written by Andrew Hobgood, Will Cavedo, Benno Nelson Directed by Andrew Hobgood with Ashley Wolfe Musical direction by Henry Riggs Thru August 7th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes two intermissions   Reviewed by Katy Walsh  ... Read more »
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Review "11:11": It's a bible licking, crotch rubbing, bable writing, come to Jesus party!

The New Colony presents 11:11 At Victory Gardens Studio Theatre 2433 N. Lincoln Written by Evan Linder and Tara Sissom Directed by Megan Johns Thru March 13th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours includes a ten minute intermission Shut the F…. front door! G-o-d is my b-u-d! Campy Christianity has never been more hilarious! The... Read more »