Posts in category "Theatre Seven"

Unwilling and Hostile Instruments (Theatre Seven): Amalgamation of Chicago Women and History

Unwilling and Hostile Instruments (Theatre Seven): Amalgamation of Chicago Women and History
Reviewed by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan Theatre Seven presents the Chicago premiere of UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS.  The stories of seven women who pushed the boundaries of their times are presented in this production through nine mini plays designed to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of suffrage in Illinois.  Theatre Seven commissioned nine Chicago playwrights to tell... Read more »

"American Storm" (Theatre Seven): Whoa, Rein It!

"American Storm" (Theatre Seven):  Whoa, Rein It!
Theatre Seven of Chicago presents the professional world premiere of American Storm.  In 1962, a young horse surprises an entire town with his speed.  Sounds like the perfect holiday heart-warming story!?  Well, add in an autistic boy, a Kennedy-chasing socialite, an eating disorder jockey, a smart ass kid, a corporate guy, a government man, a vet, a... Read more »

"Exit, Pursued By A Bear" (Theatre Seven): Witty and Cautionary Tale

"Exit, Pursued By A Bear" (Theatre Seven):  Witty and Cautionary Tale
“Why did I stay with him?  I’m broke.  I’m stuck.  I’m scared!”    -Nan Carter #130. Theatre Seven of Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR.  Nan is abused by her husband.  She is finally leaving him.  Her departure strategy includes a stripper, a cheerleader and a bear. Before she goes, Nan wants... Read more »
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"In The Heart of America" (Theatre Seven): Dark Swirling Abyss of Armed Forces

"In The Heart of America" (Theatre Seven):  Dark Swirling Abyss of Armed Forces
#45. Last year, Eclipse Theatre celebrated their Naomi Wallace season.  I enjoyed both “One Flea Spare” and “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek.”  So, I am eager to experience more of Ms. Wallace’s talents. Theatre Seven presents IN THE HEART OF AMERICA.   Lue Ming is Vietnamese.  She goes to visit America.  She’s looking for the... Read more »

"We Live Here" (Theatre Seven): Writers Adapt to Chicago

"We Live Here" (Theatre Seven):  Writers Adapt to Chicago
When I’m returning from the mothercountry (Indiana) after a holiday or family what-not, I like to get off I90 at the Stony Island exit.  I meander through the ancient World Fair grounds, graze Hyde Park, and settle onto the Drive.  It’s the most scenic jaunt of my journey!  My favorite moment is coming around a... Read more »