Posts tagged "Bob Fisher"

Extended Thru Dec 14th"All Girl Frankenstein" (The Chicago Mammals): Gender-bender Monster Tale

Extended Thru Dec 14th"All Girl Frankenstein" (The Chicago Mammals): Gender-bender Monster Tale
Halloween is always a spookfest.  Neighborhoods, bars and theaters channel their inner ghoul. The Chicago Mammals have gotten into the holiday spirit presenting their own twist on a classic.  Adapter and director Bob Fisher follows up last year’s successful All Girl Moby Dick (our review) with an all female driven Frankenstein. Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

"Waiting for Godot" (The Chicago Mammals): Thought-provoking, Ritualistic Farce

"Waiting for Godot" (The Chicago Mammals):  Thought-provoking, Ritualistic Farce
The Chicago Mammals present WAITING FOR GODOT.  Gogo and Didi are waiting.  The two guys are passing time until the arrival of Godot.  Their hang out is a collection of chatter on religion, suicide and crotch rot.  They’re just wasting time until the big entrance of Godot.  They eat carrots.  They remove shoes.  They interact... Read more »

"Don't Give That Beast A Name" (The Chicago Mammals): A Plunge into the Unknown

"Don't Give That Beast A Name" (The Chicago Mammals):  A Plunge into the Unknown
When my sisters and I were kids, this woman approached us at the Elkhart 4-H Fair and asked, “If you died tonight, would you go to heaven?”  We said that we didn’t know and followed her into a tent where we became victims of a Jesus-saves revival.  Looking back I laugh, but that day, we... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Mammals, Chicago Opera Theatre, Profiles, Cor, and More!

Off Book Chats Up Mammals, Chicago Opera Theatre, Profiles, Cor, and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Sweet and Sad” at Profiles Theater, “Skin Tight” by Cor Theatre and “Steady Rain” by Chicago Commercial Collective.  And Off Book talks with special guests:  Bob Fisher, Founder of The Mammals and Jerry Tietz, General Manager of Chicago Opera Theater.  And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments, one from a local playwright and an aria... Read more »

"The Sandman" (Oracle Theatre): Thoroughly Engrossing Oddity!

"The Sandman" (Oracle Theatre):  Thoroughly Engrossing Oddity!
#129.  When I was a kid, my mom use to tell me, “Be good!  Santa’s birds are watching.”  Mom had this year-round imaginary surveillance set up on my sisters and me.  It had all the right scare tactics and limitless capabilities.  It used the Christmas incentive reward.  And birds are everywhere.  I look at birds... Read more »

"All Girl Moby Dick" (The Chicago Mammals): See-worthy but it has sailed away!

"All Girl Moby Dick" (The Chicago Mammals):  See-worthy but it has sailed away!
#128.  This show was as elusive to me as the great white whale itself.  Scheduling conflicts initially deterred my visit.  But eventually last night, despite CTA suckage, biking in steamy and windy conditions, I finally harpooned it.  Unfortunately for you, I saw the finale performance. The Chicago Mammals presented ALL GIRL MOBY DICK.   Captain... Read more »
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