Posts tagged "Daniel Ostling"

"The School for Lies" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Hilarious Love Octagon

"The School for Lies" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Hilarious Love Octagon
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the Midwest premiere of THE SCHOOL FOR LIES.  Philinte loves Eliante.  Eliante loves Frank.  Frank loves Celimene but he’s not the only one.  Clitander, Oronte, and Acaste have been wooing the young widow, Celimene too.   So when it’s time for Celimene to pick who will remain true, she has to... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN Thru Jan 6th "Metamorphoses" (Lookingglass Theatre): Twice in a Lifetime Opportunity

EXTENDED AGAIN Thru Jan 6th "Metamorphoses" (Lookingglass Theatre):  Twice in a Lifetime Opportunity
I’ve never started a review feeling inadequate to accurately describe a theatrical experience…until now. Still, I will try with the disclaimer that I am but a mere mortal. And I know this time my words won’t capture this sensory spectacle. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the return of its blockbuster... Read more »

"The Convert" (Goodman Theatre): Life Altering!

#51.  I recently read “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones. It’s an epic American tale of slavery in the 1800’s. It’s a great read that has lingered with me. I was completely bewildered to read about freed slaves owning slaves. That anyone thought slavery was okay is disconcerting. That the oppressed would become the... Read more »
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"A Midsummer's Night Dream"(Chicago Shakes): Pucking Hilarious!

#35. And, most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath; and I do not doubt but to hear them say, it is a sweet comedy. No more words: away! go, away!    – Nick Bottom Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents A Midsummer’s Night Dream.  Three worlds collide over love.  In the actor world, Peter Quince gathers the local... Read more »