Posts tagged "Izumi Inaba"

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (Griffin Theatre): W-I-N-N-E-R!

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (Griffin Theatre):  W-I-N-N-E-R!
Griffin Theatre Company opens its 25th Anniversary Season with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. C-l-e-v-e-r! Rebecca Feldman originated the improvisational play “C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E” to be performed by The Farm, an improv troupe in New York. The “Spelling Bee” was then workshopped and developed at the Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. With music and lyrics by William Finn, book... 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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"Spring Awakening" (Griffin Theatre): Profound Innovation!

"Spring Awakening" (Griffin Theatre):  Profound Innovation!
Recently, my nine year old niece, Sabrina, casually strolled right into a sex talk.  No birds and bees.  No hushed cloaked questions.  She just started girl-chat with a ‘I saw the period movie Aunt Katy.  And boys?  Uh, they have it so easy.’  I was a little stunned.  I grew up in a conservative Catholic... 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 »

"The Kid Thing" (About Face Theatre): Smart Script more than Baby Talk!

  Tick tock!  A thirty-something woman hears the escalating sounds of a stopwatch counting down her reproductive days.  Multiply this by four women in committed relationships, the deafening noise is a real cluster-clock!  About Face Theatre andChicago Dramatists present The Kid Thing.  Good friends gather for a casual dinner party.  They debate Michael Jackson’s merits as a parent.  What... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru Feb 20th! Review "CATS": Purrfectly Whimsicalico fur-BALL!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presents CATSAt No Exit Café, 6970 N. GlenwoodComposed by Andrew Lloyd WeberBased on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”Music directed by Ethan DeppeDirected by Brenda Didier Thursdays at 7:30pm (optional dinner at 6pm)Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (optional dinner at 6:30 pm)Sundays at 2pm and 7pm (optional dinner at... Read more »