Posts tagged "Anderson Lawfer"

Off Book predicts the 2013 Jeff Awards

Off Book predicts the 2013 Jeff Awards
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is joined by our friends and fellow theatre critics; Dan Jakes, Oliver Sava and Anderson Lawfer, to predict the 2013 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards.  The Jeff Awards will be announced on Monday, June 3rd at the Park West ceremony extravaganza.  This show was a fun way to finish our Chicago... Read more »

"Kill Shakespeare" (Strawdog Theatre): Bloody Clever Twist on the Classics

"Kill Shakespeare" (Strawdog Theatre): Bloody Clever Twist on the Classics
Strawdog Theatre Company’s Hugen Hall present the Midwest premiere of Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery’s Kill Shakespeare.  The well-known heroes and villains of Shakespearean plays are battling out for eternal power.  Hamlet, Juliet, Falstaff, Richard III, Lady MacBeth have left their own stories to confront each other and their creator, Shakespeare, in a literary blood feud. This is not your... Read more »

"Pontypool" (Strawdog Theatre): Scared the Crap Out of Me!

"Pontypool" (Strawdog Theatre):  Scared the Crap Out of Me!
I’m not a huge fan of Halloween.  Sure, there is candy and the pageantry of dressed-up kids.  I can dig that.  I’m talking about dark, stormy fall nights where bad things can happen.  I don’t like walking in a desolate neighborhood with the leaves blowing giving off a “To Kill A Mockingbird” vibe. And I... Read more »
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Off Book chats with Rae Gray, Grey Ghost and Much More!

Off Book chats with Rae Gray, Grey Ghost and Much More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:   “The Reception” by Steep Theatre , “After the Revolution” by Next Theatre , “Chesapeake” by Remy Bumppo Theatre and “Johnny Theatre” by Chemically Imbalanced Theatre.  We also chat with Rae Gray, Chicago actress and Evan Chung and Amber Robinson, co-founders Grey Ghost Theatre.   And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights . This April 27, 2012 episode... Read more »

"Johnny Theatre" (Chemically Imbalanced Theatre): Industry-Sized Spoof-tastic!

"Johnny Theatre" (Chemically Imbalanced Theatre): Industry-Sized Spoof-tastic!
#72.  Josh and I host a podcast called Chicago Theatre Off Book.  In 6 months, we’ve produced 24 shows.  We bring the theatre community in to chat about what they do best:  Entertain Chicago!  And big or small, all theatres have the same struggle.  Everybody is chasing that next big hit that will fill the... Read more »

"Motion" (Signal Ensemble): A Winner!

#21.  Next Sunday’s Super Bowl officially ends the football season.   The last tailgate party will be pulling out of the lot.  Suddenly, fans will find time on their clock as they get benched.  Where can diehards go for a post-season football fix? Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Motion.  Diane is the new GM for... Read more »
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Review "The Master and Margarita": Religion, magic, insanity - and actors!

         Strawdog Theatre presents    The Master and Margarita     Adapted by Edward Kemp Based on novel by Mikhail Bulgakov Directed by Louis Contey at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map) through April 2  |  tickets: $20  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh As artistic differences threaten the theatrical production of... Read more »

Review "State of the Union": Political Games Still in Play -64 Years later!

Strawdog Theatre Company presents STATE OF THE UNIONAt 3829 N. BroadwayWritten by Russel Crouse and Howard LindseyDirected by Geoff ButtonFridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm, Sundays at 7pmThru November 13th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and forty-five minutes includes 2 (ten minute) intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh Democrats verses Republicans, power of the... Read more »