Posts tagged "Heidi Kettenring"

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" (Chicago Shakes): Elegant Buffoonery to a Big Band Sound

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" (Chicago Shakes):  Elegant Buffoonery to a Big Band Sound
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. Tis the season to make merry.  And Director Barbara Gaines does just that.  Shakespeare’s comedy classic gets an infusion of musicality and holiday spirit in Gaine’s production.  The story is familiar. Falstaff tries to secretly bed two women. His ruse backfires as the ladies end up... Read more »

"The School for Lies" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Hilarious Love Octagon

"The School for Lies" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Hilarious Love Octagon
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the Midwest premiere of THE SCHOOL FOR LIES.  Philinte loves Eliante.  Eliante loves Frank.  Frank loves Celimene but he’s not the only one.  Clitander, Oronte, and Acaste have been wooing the young widow, Celimene too.   So when it’s time for Celimene to pick who will remain true, she has to... Read more »

"Seasons Greetings" (Northlight Theatre): Guns, Puppets, Booze... Just Another Family X-Mas!

Christmas is about family!  People, with maybe no more in common than shared DNA, gathering together in celebration.  Dates, divorces, deaths and births constantly redefine the guest list, but forced relational interface is a certainty.  When my aunt got divorced in the seventies, my mom knew Mary Catherine’s first holiday would be hard. To distract... Read more »
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Review "She Loves Me": Love Letter Delivers 1st Class Singing!

Writers’ Theatre presents     She Loves Me    Book by Joe Masteroff Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Directed by Michael Halberstam at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe (map) through November 21st  |  tickets: $65-$70   |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh Dear Friend, ‘When a day brings petty aggravations and my... Read more »