Posts tagged "Evan Jackson"

"Enchanted April" (Idle Muse Theatre): Step in to a little Enchantment, See this Show

"Enchanted April" (Idle Muse Theatre):  Step in to a little Enchantment, See this Show
“To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine…and who have ever hoped, on occasion, that a little Enchantment might step in…” Enchantment is the word to describe this old-fashioned girls getaway.  Playwright Matthew Barber captures the essences of Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel about four women in post WWI England.  The unacquainted ladies are all drawn to the same advertisement.  They... Read more »

"The Monument" (Idle Muse Theatre): Amy E. Harmon Kicks Ass!

"The Monument" (Idle Muse Theatre):  Amy E. Harmon Kicks Ass!
#151. I’ve been to the Holocaust Museum in DC.  The experience is mind-blowing and imperative.  This tribute to the atrocity of humankind is made personal with victim’s actual stories.  At the beginning of the tour, you are assigned a person’s name and at the end you find out your/their fate.  The history lesson becomes powerfully... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Remy Bumppo, Idle Muse, Magic Parlour, Sideshow, Soul and More!

Off Book Chats Up Remy Bumppo, Idle Muse, Magic Parlour, Sideshow, Soul and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Magic Parlour” at The Palmer House, “The Gacy Play” by Sideshow Theatre and “The Lover” by Soul TheatreOur special guests are Evan Jackson, Artistic Director at Idle Muse Theatre and Nick Sandys, Artistic Director at Remy Bumppo. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This July 13, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance. Shot word... Read more »
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"Shakespeare's R & J" (Idle Muse Theatre): Acting Out in School to Perfection!

#38.  I went to parochial schools for sixteen years. Conformity was the lesson taught by the nuns with the optional extra-curricular Catholic guilt.  We wore uniforms.  Our button-down shirts could only have the top button undone.  Guys’ trousers could not have back pockets.  The girls had a little more flexibility.  They could choose between blue... Read more »

"The Lion in Winter" (Idle Muse Theatre Company): Marvelous Monarchial Mayhem!

         Brothers are fighting over the Crown of England.  Mom is visiting from prison.  Dad is sleeping with his son’s fiance.  The King of France is in the guest room.  Going home for the holidays can be stressful. For this family, it’s going to be war! Idle Muse Theatre Company presents The Lion... Read more »