Posts tagged "Jack Magaw"

"The Cripple of Inishmaan" (Redtwist Theatre): Masterful Storytelling by OUR Locals

#107. The thing about the Irish is we enjoy a good story.  The bigger the yarn, the bigger the appeal.  We amuse ourselves and each other with vivid tales of things that actually happened, could have happened or we wanted to happen. And we find stories are best told with a pint of humor and... Read more »

"The North Plan" (Theatre Wit): Unlikely Hero Rallies the Audience!

#48.  My family represents a microcosm of America.  We have diversity in ethnic background, economic class, religious values and political views.  Just like the United States, we are influenced by internal and external forces.  We want to follow the *good guys* but that’s not always apparent.  I remember a few Presidents back when I was... Read more »

"The Caretaker" (Writers Theatre): Sublime Cast Fills The Room

"The Caretaker" (Writers Theatre):  Sublime Cast Fills The Room
In my old apartment in Chicago, Carlos was The Man.  He took care of people.  When my neighbors’ fight ended with the husband’s clothes down the garbage chute, Carlos retrieved them.  When someone ransacked the laundry room, Carlos cleaned it.  When I locked myself out, clogged the drain up, or needed the Christmas tree out,... Read more »
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"Snapshots" (Northlight Theatre): Picture Perfect!

"Snapshots" (Northlight Theatre): Picture Perfect!
With the Facebook age, picture taking has become even more popular.  Not only can I capture the moment, I can post it immediately for all my FB friends to see.  We spend so much time documenting the fun time, we forget to actually have a fun time.  Those posed pictures hold less and less importance. ... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU JULY 31st "BUG": Bites Deep, Leaves Mark!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Redtwist Theatre presents BUG At 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Kimberly Senior Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 Sundays at 3pm EXTENDED Thru July 31st  Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours includes an intermission Reviewed... Read more »

Review "Sizwe Banzi is Dead": Fugard Snaps a Powerful Picture

Court Theatre presents SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD At 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona Directed by Ron OJ Parson Thru June 13th Buy Tickets Running Time: One hour and forty-five minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   ‘We own nothing but ourselves.  The only thing... Read more »
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