Posts tagged "Benjamin Sprunger"

"The Nutcracker" (House Theatre of Chicago): Quest for Holiday Bliss

"The Nutcracker" (House Theatre of Chicago):  Quest for Holiday Bliss
The House Theatre of Chicago presents their annual holiday tradition, THE NUTCRACKER. This was my third time enjoying the holidays with House Theatre.  The classic tale by E.T.A. Hoffman, that is best known as Tchaikovsky’s ballet, has been completely overhauled by The House.  Playwrights Phillip Klapperich and Jake Minton combine joy, sorrow and joy for... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru July 28th "The Pride" (About Face Theatre): A lot to be proud of

EXTENDED Thru July 28th "The Pride" (About Face Theatre):  A lot to be proud of
About Face Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of THE PRIDE. What a difference a day makes…. times 365 x 50.  Playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell explores the emotional entanglements of homosexuality in 1958 vs 2008.  Campbell imagines the same three people living out their lives at different points in history.  He skillfully intertwines the stories using... Read more »

Review "COMPANY": Marriages Look Perfect But That's Not What I Hear!

Griffin Theatre presents COMPANYAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontMusic and lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by George Furth Musical direction by Allison KaneDirected by Jonathan BerryFridays and Sundays at 7:30, Sundays at 3pmThru November 14th Buy TicketsRunning time:  Two hours and ten minutes with a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh SWM, 35, ISO…  ‘somebody,... Read more »
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Review "2,000 Feet Away": American Gothic Masterpiece

Steep Theatre presents 2,000 FEET AWAYAt 1115 W. Berwyn  Written by Anthony WeighDirected by Jimmy McDermottThru June 26th Buy TicketsRunning Time: Ninety-five minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘What if there was no river to go to?’  The question is asked repeatedly without resolution to the Pied Piper’s potential dilemma in rat extermination. ... Read more »