Posts tagged "Chicago Shakespeare Theatre"

"Henry VIII" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Majestic Pageantry

"Henry VIII" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Majestic Pageantry
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the Chicago premiere of HENRY VIII, 400 years after its debut. In the decade following the death of Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare penned the tumultuous romance  of her parents.  The Bard chronicles the political intrigue surrounding the meeting of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.  Originally entitled “All is True,” the... Read more »

London's Globe to Globe Festival: WORLD PARTY!

I’m not a huge fan of the olympics.  Countries competing against each other to see who is the best?!  Isn’t that what we have wars for?  For years, I’ve been trying to garner support for my World Party concept.  The World Party would be a place and time when representatives from different countries come together... Read more »

"THE FEAST: an Intimate Tempest" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Dazzling Infusion of Creative Cuisine!

"THE FEAST: an Intimate Tempest" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Dazzling Infusion of Creative Cuisine!
#17.  “It all looks so good.  I’ll have everything on the menu.”  In my server days, this overused comment drove me crazy.  I just wanted people to order quickly and efficiently A meal.  It was not their last meal, it was just A meal.  Only now in my non-servitude life am I able to grasp... Read more »
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Off Book chats to Strawdog and Chicago Shakes and much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings looking for love, beauty and hand. Later, we’ll chat with Strawdog Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Sideshow Theatre and Lyric Opera and much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings that are kicking it up, blasting it off, and twanging it down. Later, we’ll chat with Sideshow Theatre and The Lyric Opera of Chicago about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring... Read more »

Seeing a lot of people this week: "Romeo & Juliet", "Helen", "Thieves" and "Candide"

Starting tonight, it’s days of guys, gals and thieves!  9.22.10    Romeo & Juliet at Chicago Shakespeare 9.23.10    A Brief History of Helen of Troy at Steep Theatre 9.26.10    Thieves like Us by House Theatre at Chopin Theatre 9.27.10    Candide at Goodman Theatre   Check back to read my impressions.  
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Review "Itsoseng": Reflections on Disillusionment

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents ITSOSENG Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Written and performed by Omphile Molusi Directed by Tina Johnson Thru June 20th Buy Tickets Running time:  Sixty-five minutes with no intermission   By Katy Walsh   ‘Change is coming, comrades.’  Six months before Nelson Mandela became president, the South African... Read more »

Review "Taming The Shrew": Two Plays, One Works!

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents Taming of the ShrewAt Courtyard Theatre Navy Pier, 800 East Grand AvenueWritten by William ShakespeareWith additional scenes by Neil LaButeDirected by Josie RourkeThru June 6th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh “And bring you from a wild Kate to a... Read more »

Review "Private Lives" at Chicago Shakes: Oh Coward, Brilliant!

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents Private Lives Written by Noel Coward Directed by Gary Griffin Thru March 7th Buy Tickets Love -hate, marriage-divorce, sex-fighting, playwright Noel Coward blurs the lines between beginnings-endings in his romantic comedy Private Lives. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents Private Lives, a hilarious romp about a couple madly in love for 8 years... Read more »
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