Posts tagged "Alex Weisman"

EXTENDED Thru Dec 29th "The Normal Heart" (Timeline Theatre): Stunning!

EXTENDED Thru Dec 29th "The Normal Heart" (Timeline Theatre):  Stunning!
TimeLine Theatre presents THE NORMAL HEART. In 1981, The New York Times published an article about ‘a rare cancer’ found in 41 homosexuals.  In 2013, the Center for Disease Control reports 1.1 million Americans are living with the HIV infection.  TimeLine Theatre strives to connect the present with the past.  THE NORMAL HEART chronicles the... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo and Alex Weisman

Off Book Chats Up Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo and Alex Weisman
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is trying out a shorter format for our listeners’ quick theatre fix.  First, the Show Pick of the Week is reviewed:  “Failure:  A Love Story” at Victory Gardens.  And then, our special guest is Chicago Actor Alex Weisman.  In addition, Alex performs an excerpt from “You Never Can Tell” at Remy Bumppo for our Got A Minute?segment. This December 7, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially... Read more »

"You Never Can Tell" (Remy Bumppo): Introducing the Dazzling Duo of Miller and Weisman

"You Never Can Tell" (Remy Bumppo):  Introducing the Dazzling Duo of Miller and Weisman
Remy Bumppo presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL.  It’s circa 1895. The Clandons are on holiday at a seaside resort.  Mrs. Clandon, a single parent, has raised her daughter Gloria and the twins, Dolly and Philip, to be independent, broad thinkers.  When Dolly gets a tooth pulled, her dentist, Valentine, dislodges plenty of stuff to chew... Read more »

"Ah, Wilderness!" (Eclipse Theatre): Simply An Adorable Rom-Com!

"Ah, Wilderness!" (Eclipse Theatre):  Simply An Adorable Rom-Com!
I ran into Oliver over the weekend.  I asked him if he was going to the opening for Eclipse.  He told me Eugene O’Neill was too heavy for the summer.  I thought back on the recent O’Neill offerings:  “Beyond the Horizon,” “Mourning Becomes Electra,” “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” and “The Iceman Cometh.”  What were... Read more »

"The Houdini Box" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Marvelously Magical!

#19.  I’m a big fan of magic!  It’s an inarguable explanation for anything.  What makes my computer work?  Magic! How did she know to call?  Magic! Where did that cookie go?  Magic!  I could have gotten a liberal arts degree at Hogwarts.  I’m completely satisfied with *magic* being the answer to any question. Chicago Children’s... Read more »

"Putting It Together" (Porchlight Music Theatre): It = Brilliant!

Me: Look, Alex Weisman.  Theatre Bob: Yep, he’s in the show.  Me: Which show?  Theatre Bob: This one. Me: What? Having never seen Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together, I thought Alex Weismanwas Porchlight’s special guest making the obligatory cell phone announcement. He unassumingly meanders on stage and hilariously kicks off the show with a sequence from The Frogs. During... Read more »

Review "The Madness of George III": Raving, Incurable Comedy!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 24th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents THE MADNESS OF GEORGE IIIon Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand AvenueWritten by Alan BennettDirected by Penny MetropulosWednesdays at 1pm and 7:30pm Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pmSaturdays at 3pm and 8pmSundays at 2pmThru June 12th Buy... Read more »

Review "Mary": Tying Racism & Homophobia Leaves Big Knot in Stomach!

Goodman Theatre presentsMARY At 170 N. DearbornWritten by Thomas BradshawDirected by May AdralesWednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSaturdays and Sundays at 2pmBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Illiterate or college educated, people are ignorant!   Goodman Theatre presents the world premiere Goodman commissioned production, MARY.  Based on... Read more »

Extends AGAIN Thru Jan 23rd: Lookingglass' "Peter Pan": Whimsical Spectacle Swirled in Dark Realism

EXTENDS THRU January 23rd Lookingglass Theatre presents PETER PANAt 821 N. MichiganAdapted from the books by J.M. BarrieAdapted and directed by Amanda DehnertWednesdays thru Sunday at 7:30pmSaturdays and Sundays at 2pm Thru December 12th BUY TICKETSRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Grown-ups pretending to be... Read more »

"History Boys" Review: I'm Dropping the Class

History Boys Timeline Theatre September 18, 2009 Chicago, Illinois Something happens and changes the course of events. This definition of history is repeatedly told to the audience during History Boys. Set in the 1980’s at a boys’ school in Northern England, History Boys writes history with a tale of a teacher fondling his students, a... Read more »