Posts tagged "Dennis Zacek"

"Elegy" (The Elegy Project): More Mechanical Than Emotional

"Elegy" (The Elegy Project):  More Mechanical Than Emotional
The Elegy Project presents the Chicago premiere of ELEGY. The Holocaust was horrific.  Jews were hunted, persecuted, and killed.  Despite my strong belief in the context of ELEGY, the emotional engagement was missing from the content.  Playwright Ron Hirsen’s story is about a poet survivor of Auschwitz.  Hirsen sets the bulk of the story in... Read more »

"Illegal Use of Hands" (American Blues Theatre): Needs to Go Deeper or Funnier!

When I was a senior in high school, our football team sucked.  They won only two games in our final year:  homecoming and senior night.  Luckily, those were the most important ones.  But no matter the anticipated outcome, we were there.  We were there to cheer, to complain and to console. American Blues Theater presents... Read more »

Review "At Home At The Zoo": Attacks with Brutal Humor

Victory Gardens Theater presents AT HOME AT THE ZOOAt Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. LincolnWritten by Edward AlbeeDirected by Dennis ZacekTuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pmThru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Which is worse:  being told by a loved one that ‘we... Read more »

Review "Jacob and Jack": Witty with a Schmeer of the Absurd!

Victory Gardens presents   Jacob and Jack   Written by James Sherman Directed by Dennis Zacek at Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln (map) thru June 20th  |  tickets: $20-$48   |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh  ‘You must be a good actor. You’re not good-looking enough to make it in L.A. unless you were a... Read more »