Posts tagged "Elsa Hiltner"

"This Is War" (Signal Ensemble Theatre): Startling Insider's Perspective

"This Is War" (Signal Ensemble Theatre):  Startling Insider's Perspective
The title says it all.  Playwright Hannah Moscovitch transports us to Afghanistan in 2008 and continually points at different scenarios and figuratively says, “this is war.”  The military examination is done as flashbacks from four different soldiers’ perspectives.  Moscovitch adds reflective narrations to connect the pieces as each person is interviewed by the media throughout the play. ... Read more »

"Successors" (Signal Ensemble): 'August, Osage County' Starring the Daleys

"Successors" (Signal Ensemble):  'August, Osage County' Starring the Daleys
Signal Ensemble presents the world premiere of Successors.  Mayor DeKoven has announced his sudden retirement.  He is the third generation of DeKoven mayors.  The city is surprised.  His kids are shocked.  They wonder which of them will get his endorsement for mayor:  greedy partier Marty, the smart but uptight Patricia or adult delinquent Scott.    At a family... Read more »

"Night Over Erzinga" (Silk Road Rising): Compelling Storytelling Flounders

"Night Over Erzinga" (Silk Road Rising):  Compelling Storytelling Flounders
Silk Road Rising presents Night Over Erzinga.  Alice and Jimmy are a young married couple. They are raising a daughter in post-depression USA.  What make them different from any other couple?  They survived the genocide of their Armenian homeland.   Alice is haunted by the real nightmares of her past.  Jimmy lives with the unknown fate of his... Read more »
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"Be A Good Little Widow" (Collaboraction Theatre): Grieves for Lost Potential

Many twenty-somethings struggle with the reality of post college life.  As student loans become due, these alumni sit stunted.  “What do I really want to be?”  Is the big question looking for resolution.  Never is the answer “a widow.”  Collaboraction Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Be A Good Little Widow.  Melody is a new... Read more »

Review '1001': Scheherazade Conspiracy at Play

Collaboraction presents 1001At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. DivisionWritten by Jason GroteDirected by Seth BockleyBuy TicketsThru October 9th Running Time:  Two hours and thirty minutes includes a ten minute intermission and a delayed start Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Everyone is a collection of stories.’ Change one person’s story and change a nation’s history.  Ah, the power... Read more »