Posts tagged "Eclipse Theatre"

"Bedroom Farce" (Eclipse Theatre): Groovy Vintage Sitcom Rerun

"Bedroom Farce" (Eclipse Theatre):  Groovy Vintage Sitcom Rerun
Eclipse Theatre presents BEDROOM FARCE, the second offering in their Sir Alan Ayckbourn season.  Eclipse’s mission is one playwright – one season. Four couples. Three bedrooms.  Two estranged. One party.  Ayckbourn debuted his comedy in 1975.  The play calls for the stage to be divided into three separate bedrooms in three different houses.  Set Designer... Read more »

"Woman in Mind" (Eclipse Theatre): Digs Deep into a Woman's Psyche

"Woman in Mind" (Eclipse Theatre):  Digs Deep into a Woman's Psyche
Eclipse Theatre Company presents WOMAN IN MIND, the first show in the 2013 season dedicated to the work of Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. What happens when a woman gets hit in the head with a rake?  Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn takes us through two scenarios simultaneously.  Ayckbourn creates two realities for his heroine Susan. Through... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Nothing Special, The House, Artistic Home, Eclipse and Idle Muse

Off Book Chats Up Nothing Special, The House, Artistic Home, Eclipse and Idle Muse
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The American Plan” at The Artistic Home , “The Monument” at Idle Muse Theatre , and “Ah, Wilderness” at Eclipse Theatre. And our Special Guests are  Mikey Laird, Artistic Director and co-Founder at Nothing Special Productions and director of “Savageland” and Dennis Watkins, Magician in “Magic Parlour” and starring in “Death and Houdini” at The House Theatre.  And of course, we... Read more »
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"Ah, Wilderness!" (Eclipse Theatre): Simply An Adorable Rom-Com!

"Ah, Wilderness!" (Eclipse Theatre):  Simply An Adorable Rom-Com!
I ran into Oliver over the weekend.  I asked him if he was going to the opening for Eclipse.  He told me Eugene O’Neill was too heavy for the summer.  I thought back on the recent O’Neill offerings:  “Beyond the Horizon,” “Mourning Becomes Electra,” “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” and “The Iceman Cometh.”  What were... Read more »

Off Book chats with Artistic Home, Eclipse and so much more!

Off Book chats with Artistic Home, Eclipse and so much more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from across the pond and here in Sweet Home Chicago.  In addition, we chat with Kathy Scambiatterra, Artistic Director at The Artistic Home  and Nathaniel Swift, Artistic Director atEclipse Theatre.  And of course, we have two new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This March 23, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by UPTOWN FAN. Shot word... Read more »

"Beyond the Horizon" (Eclipse Theatre): Pulitzer Prize Puts Happiness Out of Reach

"Beyond the Horizon" (Eclipse Theatre):  Pulitzer Prize Puts Happiness Out of Reach
Suppose I was to tell you that it’s just beauty that’s calling me, the beauty of the far off and unknown, the mystery and spell which lures me, the need of freedom of great wide spaces, the joy of wandering on and on—-in quest of the secret which is hidden over there—-beyond the horizon?”     ― Eugene O’Neill, Beyond... Read more »
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"The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" (Eclipse Theatre): Depressingly Beautiful!

"The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" (Eclipse Theatre): Depressingly Beautiful!
Some of the craziest things I’ve ever done can be traced back to a boy. Skoal Bandits, upside-down margaritas, a failed fetal pig rescue, dares have always been a warped flirtation for me. The boy-of-the-moment throwing down a gauntlet has often inspired me to bizarre antics. Love makes us do silly things but infatuation leads... Read more »

Review "One Flea Spare": Talented Cast is Bubonic!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 17th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Eclipse Theatre Company presents ONE FLEA SPARE At Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Written by Naomi Wallace Directed by Anish Jethmalani Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:30pm Thru May 22nd Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours includes... Read more »

Review "A Memory of Two Mondays": Unforgettable!

Eclipse Theatre presents A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYSAt Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N. LincolnWritten by Arthur MillerDirected by Steven FedorukThru October 17th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Eighty minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘How is it me that gets out?’  A college-bound boy contemplates his exit from the mouse race.  In the finale of their... Read more »
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Seeing "Jailbait" before "Billy" only "Under America" can a "Hideous" "Memory" Come True!

Back to school for the kids.  Back to theatre for Chicago!  September has a plethora of choices for theatre goers.  With so much good stuff going up, I’m setting out on a marathon paced month with 25 shows.  First up this holiday weekend…. 09.01.10   Jailbait at Profiles Theatre 09.02.10  Billy Elliot the Musical by Broadway in... Read more »