Posts tagged "Emily Guthrie"

"Broadsword: A Heavy Metal Play" (The Gift Theatre): Goosebump-worthy

"Broadsword: A Heavy Metal Play" (The Gift Theatre):  Goosebump-worthy
The Gift Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of BROADSWORD:  A HEAVY METAL PLAY. Playwright Marco Ramirez, who also serves as executive story editor for “Orange is the New Black,” describes the play as a ‘little Agatha Christie and a little Stephen Adly Guirgis, as filtered through an episode of “The X-Files”.’  Ramirez perfectly describes his... Read more »

"The Skriker" (Red Tape Theatre): Intrigues with Deranged Chaos

"The Skriker" (Red Tape Theatre):  Intrigues with Deranged Chaos
My worst nightmares are concoctions my own mind produces.  Snippets of real life combine with the phantasmagorical to terrify.  Sometimes during the bad dream, I realize I’m asleep and I unconsciously try to wake myself up.  Occasionally, I’m successful at opening my eyes.  Other times, I’m hazily aware I’m trapped in the recesses of my... Read more »

"Elephant's Graveyard" (Red Tape Theatre): Whimsical Memorial to Unexpected Truths

#108.  I’m not an animal person. I don’t want a dog, cat or fish. The only animal I’d like to acquire is a full-length mink coat.  Despite this lack of sensitivity to non-human species, zoos and circuses have always troubled me.  Animals held in captivity for people’s viewing pleasure just seems wrong. Red Tape Theatre presents Elephant’s... Read more »
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"The Gingerbread House" (Red Tape Theatre): Disturbing Aftertaste!

#30. “What are you doing Friday night?”  I use to respond excitedly with ‘Nothing!  Why?’  Now, I force myself to evaluate the source of the inquiry.  Friends with kids?!  I’ve learned that what use to mean a fun outing sometimes translates to a babysitter request.  I’ve trained myself to just ask ‘why?‘    “Kids won’t change... Read more »

"Blizzard 67" (Chicago Dramatists): Snow Spins Lives Out Of Control!

#8.  With a 20th floor view of Lake Shore Drive, my most avid memory of the 2011 Blizzard is stupid people walking ON the Drive.  I’m not talking about abandoning cars for survival.  I’m speaking of the idiots on the day after.  In between white-out conditions, curious ignorants wandered onto the major highway.  It drove... Read more »

"Five Flights" (Immediate Theatre): Grounded in Bittersweet Truths

‘I want to live a paler life.  One that is too bright attracts too much attention.‘  Life is all about choices.  We get to choose. What to believe. How to worship. Who not to love.     Immediate Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Five Flights.  Once upon a time, a husband built a bird sanctuary for... Read more »
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