Posts tagged "Gus Menary"

"Detective Partner Hero Villain" (Strawdog Theatre): Existentialist Crisis SuperHero-sized

"Detective Partner Hero Villain" (Strawdog Theatre): Existentialist Crisis SuperHero-sized
Hugen Hall, in affiliation with Strawdog Theatre presents the World Premiere of  DETECTIVE PARTNER HERO VILLAIN.  Playwright Brett Neveu showcases an existentialist crisis superhero-sized. Neveu’s story intrigues for its quirky entanglements.  His dialogue is smart. Imagine if Woody Allen had written “The Incredibles,” that’s the DPHV banter.  The conversations are soul-searching quirky but witty, comic... Read more »

"Grimm Fest" (First Floor Theater): Chicago Goes Grimm!

"Grimm Fest" (First Floor Theater): Chicago Goes Grimm!
First Floor Theater presents GRIMM FEST A couple of years ago, I was intrigued that not one but two television shows were dedicated to fairy tales.  “Once Upon a Time” and “Grimm” weren’t targeted to kids.  They were adult dramas anchored in childhood stories.  I watched both for awhile impressed by the complete opposite approaches... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Chicago Shakes, Abraham Werewolf, Profiles, Porchlight and Babes with Blades!

Off Book Chats Up Chicago Shakes, Abraham Werewolf, Profiles, Porchlight and Babes with Blades!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “After” at Profiles Theatre , “A Class Act” byPorchlight Music Theatre and “Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride” by Babes with Blades Theatre.  And Off Book talks with special guests:  Matt Hooks, co-founder of Abraham Werewolf Theatre and starring in “Spirits to Enforce”, Gus Menary, co-founder of Jackalope Theatre, ensemble member at The Inconvenience, director of “Spirits to Enforce”... Read more »
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"Spirits to Enforce" (Abraham Werewolf): So, Damn Clever!

"Spirits to Enforce" (Abraham Werewolf):  So, Damn Clever!
#176. Q:  What could superheroes, Shakespeare, and telethons possibly have in common? A:  The Tempest Abraham Werewolf presents Spirits to Enforce.  In Fathom, a group of actors are trying to raise funds for their production of “The Tempest.” The ensemble dials for dollars during a telethon.  No one is interested.  The group decides to drop their secret... Read more »