Posts tagged "A Red Orchid Theatre"

EXTENDED Thru Sept 15 "Simpatico" (A Red Orchid Theatre): Fascinating Story is a LONG Con

EXTENDED Thru Sept 15 "Simpatico" (A Red Orchid Theatre): Fascinating Story is a LONG Con
A Red Orchid Theatre presents Simpatico Director Dado uses cinematic flair to begin this play. The stark stage is preset with only a folded bed. The music blares. And the set is dressed with opening movie credits-like panache. Chairs crash in. Windows drop in. A sofa swirls in. This all happens in moments as the words “Simpatico” and... Read more »

Off Book Chats A Red Orchid, Second City and unlocks casting secrets at Chicago Shakes and Steppenwolf

Off Book Chats A Red Orchid, Second City and unlocks casting secrets at Chicago Shakes and Steppenwolf
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “In A Garden” at A Red Orchid Theatre and “Let Them Eat Chaos” at Second City.  Our special guests are Erica Daniels, Associate Artistic Director at Steppenwolf Theatre and Bob Mason, Artistic Associate/Casting Director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. This April 26th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten... Read more »

"In A Garden" A Red Orchid Grows and Thrives

"In A Garden" A Red Orchid Grows and Thrives
A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of IN A GARDEN.  It’s the Middle East in 1989.  An American architect is meeting with the Minister of Culture about a potential project.  Minister Othman wants Mr. Hackett to construct a structure in tribute to his childhood memories. Othman wants simplistic beauty amidst a changing political... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Timeline, 500 Clown, Red Orchid, New Colony, and More

Off Book Chats Up Timeline, 500 Clown, Red Orchid, New Colony, and More
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The Opponent” at A Red Orchid Theatre, “Down and Derby” by The New Colony and “Porn” by Theatre-Y.  Special Guests:  Director William Brown, Actor Nate Burger and Actor Steve Haggard for “Wasteland” at Timeline Theatre and Producing Artistic Director Adrian Danzig with 500 Clown .  Plus, we have two new “Got A Minute” segments from our guests’ current shows. This November 16, 2012... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Dec 15 "The Opponent" (A Red Orchid Theatre): Bonafide Winner!

EXTENDED Thru Dec 15 "The Opponent" (A Red Orchid Theatre):  Bonafide Winner!
A Red Orchid Theatre presents the world premiere of ensemble member Brett Neveu’s THE OPPONENT.  It’s the day of the big fight.  Donell is a boxer heading to New Orleans for a pay-per-view match. He’s hit the big time.  Donell is planning to kick off his undefeated career tonight.  As Donell chats about cars and mansions,... Read more »

ADDED PERFORMANCES "Skin Tight" (Cor Theatre): Two People Melded Together Inside Out!

ADDED PERFORMANCES "Skin Tight" (Cor Theatre):  Two People Melded Together Inside Out!
#165.  I love the Carl and Ellie montage in the movie “UP.”  It’s their relationship lifespan condensed into a four minute story.  It makes me cry every time I see it.  Life goes so fast.  What is it that we will remember?  What makes the moment unforgettable? Cor Theatre presents its inaugural production with the Chicago... Read more »
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"Butcher of Baraboo" (A Red Orchid Theatre): Prime Cut of Comedy Marinated in Intrigue

"Butcher of Baraboo" (A Red Orchid Theatre):  Prime Cut of Comedy Marinated in Intrigue
#111. Secrets were fun when I was young.  Knowing who cheated on a test, who liked liked someone, who pissed his pants was important.  As I’ve gotten older, ‘it’s a secret‘ becomes a burdensome request.  Knowing who cheated on his tax return, who liked liked someone’s husband, who pissed off her boss has lost it’s... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats to Hell in a Handbag, about Lookingglass and MORE!

Chicago Dramatists, and Collaboraction.  In addition, we chat about comedy with David Cerda from Hell in a Handbag and almost with Kelly Leonard from Second City.  And of course, we have a new Got A Minute? segment from a local playwright.  Have a listen!  Plus, don’t forget to pick your favorite among the five finalists with  HONOR AWARDS 2011. This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten... Read more »

Off Book Chats with Collaboraction, A Red Orchid and Much More!

Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing fairytales and sexual revolution shows at Lifeline Theatre and The Oracle Theare.  In addition, we chat about upcoming shows at Collaboraction Theatre and A Red Orchid Theatre with Anthony Mosley and Brett Neveu.  And of course, we have two new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.  Have a listen! This episode of Chicago... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru March 11th "Megacosm" (A Red Orchid Theatre): Sci-Fi, Corporate Corruption, Comedy!

#9.  When I got the collateral press material on Megacosm, there wasn’t a lot of description.  When I chatted with Playwright Brett Neveu a couple days before the premiere, there wasn’t a lot of description.  When I saw Megacosm, there was a surprise with ‘stunning implications!’ A Red Orchid Theatre presents the world premiere of Megacosm.  Chris has a new invention. ... Read more »