Posts tagged "Idle Muse Theatre"

"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 »

Review "Lonesome Hollow" (Idle Muse Theatre): Inconceivable AND Totally Believable

Review "Lonesome Hollow" (Idle Muse Theatre):  Inconceivable AND Totally Believable
Idle Muse Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Lonesome Hollow. In the near future, the U.S. has found an effective way to punish sex offenders. They become the residents in their own isolated town. These towns are governed by a private company. The company has authority to enforce order and normalcy without interference. The town of Lonesome... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Nothing Special, The House, Artistic Home, Eclipse and Idle Muse

Off Book Chats Up Nothing Special, The House, Artistic Home, Eclipse and Idle Muse
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The American Plan” at The Artistic Home , “The Monument” at Idle Muse Theatre , and “Ah, Wilderness” at Eclipse Theatre. And our Special Guests are  Mikey Laird, Artistic Director and co-Founder at Nothing Special Productions and director of “Savageland” and Dennis Watkins, Magician in “Magic Parlour” and starring in “Death and Houdini” at The House Theatre.  And of course, we... Read more »
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"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 »

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats with Steppenwolf and about Wild Claw, Idle Muse, Raven, and Porchlight!

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats with Steppenwolf and about Wild Claw, Idle Muse, Raven, and Porchlight!
 Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings at Wild Claw Theatre , Idle Muse Theatre  Raven Theatre  and Porchlight Theatre.   In addition, we chat with Erica Daniels from Steppenwolf Theatre.   And of course, we have two new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.   Plus, we announce the 2011 HONOR AWARD winners.  ... 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 »