Posts tagged "Dean Evans"

"Burning Bluebeard" (The Ruffians): Fantastical and Believable

Reviewed by Samantha Owens This holiday season the Ruffians return with their unlikely holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD. I qualify its popularity around the holidays as ‘unlikely’ because it does not have any of the typical components of a holiday story; no magical and unexpected Christmas Eve snowstorm, no wide-eyed child wise beyond his/her years, no touching... Read more »

"500 Clown Frankenstein" (500 Clown): Professional Playtime

"500 Clown Frankenstein" (500 Clown):  Professional Playtime
A scientist, a storyteller and a helper walk into a room… Mary Shelley’s classic “Frankenstein” becomes the catalyst for zany antics.  The monster story goes vaudeville as 500 Clown presents 500 Clown Frankenstein.   The rotating cast is five interchangeable actors.  Each show has three performers telling the story of life from death but clown-style.  It’s playtime.  And these... Read more »

"Burning Bluebeard" (The Neo-Futurists): Big Fireball of Entertainment!

"Burning Bluebeard" (The Neo-Futurists): Big Fireball of Entertainment!
My great grandma survived three of Chicago’s legendary tragedies:  the Great Fire (1871),  the Iroquois theatre fire (1903), and the Eastland Disaster (1915).  In its unplanned commemoration to my nanny, the 2011/2012 theatre season showcases these three catastrophes.  This is the year of cataclysms.  This fall, Lookingglass Theatre mounted the Great Fire.  In Spring 2012,... Read more »
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