Posts in category "Writers' Theatre"

EXTENDED Thru Aug 11th "The Liar" (Writers' Theatre): The Truth? Excellent!

EXTENDED Thru Aug 11th "The Liar" (Writers' Theatre):  The Truth?  Excellent!
Writers Theatre presents THE LIAR. There’s a reason that action oriented, superhero blockbusters come out in the summer. It’s the season to kick back. These fun ruses entertain for their energetic antics.  They aren’t a thought-provoking mind bend.  They are spirited romps to match our lust for a win and a romance for the good... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU April 14th "Sweet Charity" (Writers Theatre): Scrappy, Upbeat Charmer

EXTENDED THRU April 14th "Sweet Charity" (Writers Theatre):  Scrappy, Upbeat Charmer
Writers’ Theatre presents SWEET CHARITY.  For eight years, Charity has been a hostess at a dance hall.  She has had a string of user boyfriends.  Her latest one stole her savings and pushed her in the lake.  Despite the sour notes in her life, Charity keeps on dancing hoping the melody changes.  When a movie... Read more »

"The Letters" (Writers' Theatre): Superb Intellectual Thriller

"The Letters" (Writers' Theatre):  Superb Intellectual Thriller
Writers Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of THE LETTERS.  It’s 1930s Russia. Anna has been summoned by her boss.  The morning visit starts out awkwardly business casual.  The Director claims that he wants to get to know her.  He asks her random but targeted questions.  Anna responds with succinct but vague answers. The Director appears... Read more »
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EXTENDS Thru Nov 25th "Hamlet" (Writers' Theatre): Crazy Great!

EXTENDS Thru Nov 25th "Hamlet" (Writers' Theatre):  Crazy Great!
Family drama is always unpleasant!  But I try to keep it in perspective.   Was anyone stabbed, poisoned, or drowned at the family gathering?  Okay then, it wasn’t truly family drama. Writers’ Theatre presents HAMLET.  The king is dead.  The queen is remarried.  The prince is mad.  The king’s ghost tells Hamlet that he was... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN "A Little Night Music" (Writers Theatre): Isn't it bliss? YES, yes it is!

EXTENDED AGAIN "A Little Night Music" (Writers Theatre):  Isn't it bliss?  YES, yes it is!
Isn’t it rich?  Are we a pair?  Me here at last on the ground  You in mid air…  Where are the clowns? #105.  The familiar Judy Collins‘ chart-busting song “Send in the Clowns” was written by Stephen Sondheim for his 1973 musical premiere.  As a pop song, I’ve always thought it was a very sad... Read more »

"HESPERIA" (Writers Theatre): Promised Land within a Gated Community

"HESPERIA" (Writers Theatre):  Promised Land within a Gated Community
#24.  I’m in the closet about religion.  Sixteen years of Catholic education has taught me that spirituality is best actualized on Sundays, DHO (days of holy obligation) or at home.  I’ve sat through lively dinner parties where conversation topics are intellectual, financial, political or sexual… but never spiritual.  People in my circles don’t talk about... Read more »
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2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks

2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks
From the first show of the year, Trap Door’s “HamletMachine” to the final opening of the year, last night’s “The Addams Family,” 2011 was a banner year for theatre in Chicago.  250+ theatre companies produced over 400+ shows.  Big blockbuster touring epics like Les Miserables to no-frills, all-poignant productions at ShawChicago entertained the Chicagoland masses. ... Read more »

"The Caretaker" (Writers Theatre): Sublime Cast Fills The Room

"The Caretaker" (Writers Theatre):  Sublime Cast Fills The Room
In my old apartment in Chicago, Carlos was The Man.  He took care of people.  When my neighbors’ fight ended with the husband’s clothes down the garbage chute, Carlos retrieved them.  When someone ransacked the laundry room, Carlos cleaned it.  When I locked myself out, clogged the drain up, or needed the Christmas tree out,... Read more »

EXTENDED *AGAIN* Thru August 14th "The Detective's Wife": Makings of a Bestselling Mystery

               Writers’ Theatre presents       The Detective’s Wife       Written by Keith Huff  Directed by Gary Griffin   at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon, Glencoe (map)  EXTENDED thru August 7th |  tickets: $60  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh A widow is silenced by her husband’s murder.  She isn’t so much an unwilling participant in a... Read more »
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Review "Heartbreak House": Avoid Heartache, See it!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 1st   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Writers’ Theatre presents  HEARTBREAK HOUSE At 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by William Brown Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm Wednesdays (May 18th & June 22nd) at 2pm Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at... Read more »