Posts tagged "Christopher Kriz"

"If You Split A Second" (Pegasus Players): Fascinating Premise

"If You Split A Second" (Pegasus Players):  Fascinating Premise
Pegasus Players present IF YOU SPLIT A SECOND. Playwright Dana Lynn Formby unveils her newest project. A split-second decision changes a man’s life forever. He goes to prison and his life continues without him. The premise fascinates. Formby has written the story to be primarily narrated by the incarcerated Mick played by Dylan McGorty. The effect of Mick’s... Read more »

"Creditors" (Remy Bumppo): 'Comedy with a Vengeance'?! ...yeah, not so much

"Creditors" (Remy Bumppo):  'Comedy with a Vengeance'?!  ...yeah, not so much
Remy Bumppo Think Theatre presents Creditors. Three artists + two marriages = one big mess. Adolph is a temperamental painter. Gustav is a headstrong writer. Tekla is a flirtatious writer. Adolph worries that his wife doesn’t respect him and may be cheating on him. Gustav builds Adolph’s distrust with wild theories and accusations. Gustav pushes... Read more »

"Hughie" (Seanachai Theatre): Perfect Ramblings Pack a Wallop

"Hughie" (Seanachai Theatre):  Perfect Ramblings Pack a Wallop
Seanachai Theatre presents Hughie.  Erie Smith is a small-time gambler and big-time talker.  He’s coming off his most recent bender. He’s looking for the comforts of home.  He’s searching for his Hughie. Charley Hughes is the new replacement night clerk.  For years, Erie has returned home from his latest craps game or hook-up  to chat it out... Read more »
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"Maria/Stuart" (Sideshow Theatre): Quirky to Whacked Out!

"Maria/Stuart" (Sideshow Theatre):  Quirky to Whacked Out!
Sideshow Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Maria/Stuart. Grandma Ruthie uses dementia to grow old hatefully. The crusty old hag torments her family with unapologetic meanness. Her bitchy daughters Lizzie and Marnie have inherited their mom’s maternal skills. They smother and berate their own kids and each other’s. The third daughter Sylvia is the nice but crazy... Read more »

"Making Noise Quietly" (Steep Theatre): Triple Play of Naked Humanity

"Making Noise Quietly" (Steep Theatre):  Triple Play of Naked Humanity
Steep Theatre has a propensity for three things:  British speaking angst, solid ensemble acting and multi-layered messages – consistently thought-provoking, not always completely decipherable. Steep Theatre presents Making Noise Quietly.  Three separate stories unfold in three different vignettes.  The interconnecting subject matter is war, strangers, and pain. The overarching theme is casualties of war.  Two strangers have... Read more »

"The Woman in White" (Lifeline Theatre): The Best Book I (kind of) Read in a Long Time

"The Woman in White" (Lifeline Theatre):  The Best Book I (kind of) Read in a Long Time
#183. As the leaves change and the temperature drops, I long to curl up with a good book.  I want to be completely engrossed in another world, another time, another life. With all the multiple distractions vying for my attention, *curling up* turns into stolen reading moments:  a chapter during the drying cycle, a few... Read more »
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"The Cripple of Inishmaan" (Redtwist Theatre): Masterful Storytelling by OUR Locals

#107. The thing about the Irish is we enjoy a good story.  The bigger the yarn, the bigger the appeal.  We amuse ourselves and each other with vivid tales of things that actually happened, could have happened or we wanted to happen. And we find stories are best told with a pint of humor and... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU May 19th "After the Revolution" (Next Theatre): Secret Sparks War at Home

The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money. – Karl Marx #77.  Next Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of After the Revolution.  Emma is a  Marxist.  Her father is a Marxist.  Her grandfather was a Marxist. ... Read more »

Review "Ironmistress" (Oracle Theatre): A MACHINE!

#1.        I’m just a love machine              So give me motivation            I’m just a love machine  -Arctic Monkeys Love machine.  Sex machine.  These are today’s positive terms to describe optimal performance.  The *machine* is a person who goes beyond human levels to exceed... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru Jan 29th "Opus" (Redtwist Theatre): Magnum OPUS...Bravo!

I played the clarinet in grade school.  I loved music and wanted to be part of creating it.  When a bass clarinet was discovered in the school basement, I was asked to play it.  Since it was old, I was told if I didn’t think I’d get the note to not try for it.  This... Read more »